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What are symptoms and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome?

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In brief: IBS is generally a

diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that other causes of the symptoms have been ruled out.
The symptoms are abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation,mucous in the stool; one can have all or some of the symptoms.The symptoms are often worse at times of increased stress. The treatment varies from person to person, but includes: reduction of stress, dietary changes and sometimes medications.

In brief: IBS is generally a

diagnosis of exclusion, meaning that other causes of the symptoms have been ruled out.
The symptoms are abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation,mucous in the stool; one can have all or some of the symptoms.The symptoms are often worse at times of increased stress. The treatment varies from person to person, but includes: reduction of stress, dietary changes and sometimes medications.
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