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Does IBS cause intestinal spasms?
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: IBS is spasms
Irritable bowel syndrome is kind of a catch-all name for a group of functional bowel disorders- called this because anatomically all is normal.
There is an exaggerated response to stimuli: for instance, intestinal activity that someone without ibs wouldn't feel can be experienced as quite painful by someone with ibs. Theories include unusual nerve activity and differences in intestinal bacteria.

In brief: IBS is spasms
Irritable bowel syndrome is kind of a catch-all name for a group of functional bowel disorders- called this because anatomically all is normal.
There is an exaggerated response to stimuli: for instance, intestinal activity that someone without ibs wouldn't feel can be experienced as quite painful by someone with ibs. Theories include unusual nerve activity and differences in intestinal bacteria.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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