Symptoms often don’t develop until the cancer has grown extensively or has spread to other organs. When symptoms do appear, they typically include jaundice, abdominal pain, and unintentional weight loss.
When you have irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, your digestive symptoms can run the gamut from diarrhea to constipation, and probably include bloating, gas, and abdominal pain as well. Additionally, the symptoms of celiac disease and the symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity are fairly similar to those of IBS. It's no surprise, therefore, that people have a tough time telling the three conditions apart.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is classified as a functional bowel disorder that causes abdominal pain. That means there is no visible damage to the tissues, but there is a disorder of functioning.
A bowel obstruction occurs when a section of the small or large intestine becomes partially or completely blocked. This can be a dangerous condition, potentially increasing the risk of a severe infection or a perforation (hole) in the intestine.
Laxative abuse happens when someone tries to lose weight, shed calories, or feel “empty” through the repeated use of laxatives. Laxatives are medications that are used to treat constipation.