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Is gas a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Gas due to IBS or...: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress play significant roles here in such patients. Need to rule out first inflammation, ischemia, & infection.
Answered on Oct 30, 2013
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