Of the many symptoms associated with IBD, both Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, constipation is generally not one of them. Constipation can happen during a flare up occasionally, but IBD refers to an inflammation of the bowel, which, more often, causes diarrhea.
Even though I started having a few issues with my gut in high school I was fortunate that they didn't affect my day-to-day life. I dated, traveled, went out with friends, did what I wanted when I wanted, ate what I wanted to eat, and generally lived life thought-free. In my mid-20's I started having a few more gut symptoms pop-up. I…