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How can irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) cause bladder problems?

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Some people with IBS wake up during the night because they need to pee. You also can have an urgent need to go during the day, and you may feel like you're not able to empty your bladder completely. But don't cut back on fluids. That can make bladder problems worse.

SOURCES:

About IBS/International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: "Living with IBS," "IBS Patients: Their Illness Experience and Unmet Needs," "Facts about IBS."

Reporter's Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Second Edition: "Pregnancy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

NHS Choices: "Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)."

Nursing Times: "Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

Harvard Health Publications: "Constipation and Impaction."

Mayo Clinic: "Irritable Bowel Syndrome," "Hemorrhoids," Overactive bladder."

Cleveland Clinic: "Gastrointestinal Disorders."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Eating, Diet and Nutrition for Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

Primary Health Care Research and Development : "Long-term impact of irritable bowel syndrome: a qualitative study."

World Journal of Gastroenterology : "Irritable bowel syndrome: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and evidence-based medicine."

Nutrition Journal : "Diet in irritable bowel syndrome."

BMC Gastroenterology: "The relationship between irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, chronic fatigue and overactive bladder syndrome: a controlled study 6 years after acute gastrointestinal infection."

Rehydration Project, "Why is Dehydration So Dangerous?"

UnitedHealthCare: "When to see a doctor for an upset stomach."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 23, 2017

SOURCES:

About IBS/International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: "Living with IBS," "IBS Patients: Their Illness Experience and Unmet Needs," "Facts about IBS."

Reporter's Guide to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Second Edition: "Pregnancy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

NHS Choices: "Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)."

Nursing Times: "Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

Harvard Health Publications: "Constipation and Impaction."

Mayo Clinic: "Irritable Bowel Syndrome," "Hemorrhoids," Overactive bladder."

Cleveland Clinic: "Gastrointestinal Disorders."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Eating, Diet and Nutrition for Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

Primary Health Care Research and Development : "Long-term impact of irritable bowel syndrome: a qualitative study."

World Journal of Gastroenterology : "Irritable bowel syndrome: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and evidence-based medicine."

Nutrition Journal : "Diet in irritable bowel syndrome."

BMC Gastroenterology: "The relationship between irritable bowel syndrome, functional dyspepsia, chronic fatigue and overactive bladder syndrome: a controlled study 6 years after acute gastrointestinal infection."

Rehydration Project, "Why is Dehydration So Dangerous?"

UnitedHealthCare: "When to see a doctor for an upset stomach."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 23, 2017

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