Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
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Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that causes pain in abdomen and bowel changes. IBS is not the like inflammatory bowel disease. About 10% to 15% of people in the United States have symptoms of IBS. You are claimed to have IBS when symptoms exist for a minimum of 3 days a month for a period of 3 months or more. Symptoms might flare up when there is a change in the regularity of your bowel motions. People with IBS might go back and forth between having bowel irregularity and looseness of the bowels or have or primarily have one or the other. Functional GI disorders, which doctors now call disorders of gut-brain communications, belong to problems with how your brain and your gut interact. If your gut is more delicate, you may feel more abdominal pain and bloating. Three types of IBS are based on different patterns of changes in your bowel activities or abnormal bowel movements. Your physician could diagnose IBS even if your defecation pattern does not fit one certain type. Women with IBS might have more symptoms throughout their menstruation periods. People over age 50 with IBS symptoms ought to additionally have a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer, even if they do not have any "red flag" symptoms. A physician may also perform a blood test to look for gastric disease if you have certain types of IBS. If you have bloating or pass a lot of gas, a physician may check for gastric disease. Foods do not cause IBS, yet consuming certain food might start some IBS symptoms. All drugs have side effects and may impact people in a different way.

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