A 56-year-old member asked:
What are signs of irritable bowel syndrome?
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Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
IBS in a nutshell: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies & contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Symptoms seldom awaken the patient, may improve with stooling, & when uncomplicated are not accompanied by fever or bleeding.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014
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