Bellypain

gut check

Suffering from constipation with belly pain, straining, and incomplete bowel movements again and again? Check if it could be more than occasional constipation by answering 5 quick questions.

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Select all the symptoms you may be experiencing.

Constipation
Constipation
Belly pain
Belly pain
Straining
Straining
bowel-movement
< 3 bowel movements a week
incomplete-bowel
Incomplete bowel movements
Bloating
Bloating
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You've experienced these symptoms for:

Weeks Months Years
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To what extent do your symptoms impact you?

A little Somewhat Quite a bit Not at all
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Select the number your bowel movements typically resemble.

Small, hard lumps
Small, hard lumps
Log-like, but lumpy
Log-like, but lumpy
Log-like with surface cracks
Log-like with surface cracks
Smooth & snake-like
Smooth & snake-like
Soft blobs with clear-cut edges
Soft blobs with clear-cut edges
Fluffy with ragged edges
Fluffy with ragged edges
Watery, no solid pieces
Watery, no solid pieces
Constipation Normal Diarrhea

Modified from original version.
© 2000 Rome Foundation. Used with permission.

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Select all the ways you've tried managing your symptoms.

Taking laxatives
Taking laxatives
Taking stool softeners
Taking stool softeners
Taking fiber
Taking fiber
Taking a prescription
Taking a prescription
Drinking more water
Drinking more water
Changing your diet
Changing your diet
Exercising more
Exercising more
None of these
None of these
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Your gut check summary Your gut check summary

Talk to your doctor about IBS-C
(Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation)

IBS-C is defined as belly pain (abdominal pain) with constipation. Other IBS-C symptoms can include infrequent and incomplete bowel movements, straining, hard stools, and bloating. Symptoms are long-lasting, and keep coming back. Take this summary to your doctor and together, you can find a treatment that’s right for you.

I’ve been experiencing:
I’ve been experiencing these symptoms for:
My symptoms impact me:
My bowel movements typically resemble:
I’ve tried managing my symptoms by:

Start the conversation

It’s important to talk to your doctor about all of your symptoms. Only a doctor can determine whether they’re consistent with IBS-C. Together, you can decide if LINZESS® (linaclotide) may be right for you. LINZESS is a prescription medication for adults with IBS-C. LINZESS works differently than laxatives. It helps relieve belly pain and lets you have more frequent and complete bowel movements.

IMPORTANT RISK INFORMATION

  • Do not give LINZESS to children who are less than 6 years of age. It may harm them. LINZESS can cause severe diarrhea and your child could get severe dehydration (loss of a large amount of body water and salt).
  • You should not give LINZESS to children 6 years to less than 18 years of age. It may harm them.
  • Do not take LINZESS if a doctor has told you that you have a bowel blockage (intestinal obstruction).

Before you take LINZESS, tell your doctor about your medical conditions, including if you are:

  • Pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if LINZESS will harm your unborn baby.
  • Breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if LINZESS passes into your breast milk.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Side Effects

LINZESS can cause serious side effects, including diarrhea, the most common side effect, which can sometimes be severe. Diarrhea often begins within the first 2 weeks of LINZESS treatment. Stop taking LINZESS and call your doctor right away if you get severe diarrhea during treatment with LINZESS.

Other common side effects of LINZESS include gas, stomach-area (abdominal) pain, swelling, or a feeling of fullness or pressure in your abdomen (distension). Call your doctor or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away if you develop unusual or severe stomach-area (abdominal) pain, especially if you also have bright red, bloody stools or black stools that look like tar.

These are not all the possible side effects of LINZESS. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Please also see Medication Guide within full Prescribing Information.

What is LINZESS?

LINZESS® (linaclotide) is a prescription medication used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS‑C) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC). "Idiopathic" means the cause of the constipation is unknown. It is not known if LINZESS is safe and effective in children less than 18 years of age.