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IBS can also cause constipation, as well as nausea, and passing mucus from your bottom, as well as ramps, diarrhoea, and bloating.

The precise causes of the condition are unknown, although researchers have put forward several theories.

The NHS states: “[IBS has] been linked to things like food passing through your gut too quickly or too slowly, oversensitive nerves in your gut, stress, and a family history of IBS.”

People reportedly suffer worse symptoms when they eat certain foods containing wheat, dairy, citrus fruits, beans, cabbage, milk, and carbonated drinks, explains Mayo Clinic.

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