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Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

In ibs, the bowel looks normal, even under the microscope.
But it reacts to stimuli differently than normal bowel does. For instance, distention that does not cause pain in a normal bowel can cause a great deal of pain in someone with ibs. There is ongoing research on this.

In brief: Yes.

In ibs, the bowel looks normal, even under the microscope.
But it reacts to stimuli differently than normal bowel does. For instance, distention that does not cause pain in a normal bowel can cause a great deal of pain in someone with ibs. There is ongoing research on this.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Darrell Herrington
As much as 20% of the population may have at least a mild form of this common disorder. Treatment is mostly avoidance of stress and specific foods or additives.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

In fact the gastroenterology society has strict guidelines on describing it.
One such guideline is the rome criteria which distinguishes between ibs that is constipation or diarrhea predominant.

In brief: Yes

In fact the gastroenterology society has strict guidelines on describing it.
One such guideline is the rome criteria which distinguishes between ibs that is constipation or diarrhea predominant.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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