For some reason, a lot of doctors and well educated people say that constipation is the leading cause of IBS. I read that it's because the stool hardens and the liquid undigested stool behind it seeps through and leaks outside.
So, I have two real questions:
1. How is that possible?
2. I've had constipation problems all my life, where I could go a week without having a "leaking" issue. How long is it that the "leaking" period is supposed to occur?
I know for the most part you're all a little more knowledgeable then doctors in the fact that most of you have experimented, so I think the questions are answer-able.