Symptoms come and go. Sometimes you’ll feel fine, and sometimes you’ll have symptoms. Symptoms often include:

  • Dull aching or cramps in your lower belly that get better after you poop
  • Feeling that your belly is bloated or swollen
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • A change in the texture of your stool (poop that is lumpy and hard if you have constipation or soft and watery if you have diarrhea)
  • Slimy substance (mucus) in your stool
  • A feeling that you’re not getting all the stool out of your body