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Who gets irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Anybody

Anybody. Ibs causes sudden onset diarrhea associated to stress, or to particular foods or beverages.
Pts. With IBS may alternate episodes of constipation with episodes of diarrhea. It is very common to have flatulence, crampy abdominal pain. Spastic colon, irritable bowel, nervous stomach are the same. It is associated to anxiety.

In brief: Anybody

Anybody. Ibs causes sudden onset diarrhea associated to stress, or to particular foods or beverages.
Pts. With IBS may alternate episodes of constipation with episodes of diarrhea. It is very common to have flatulence, crampy abdominal pain. Spastic colon, irritable bowel, nervous stomach are the same. It is associated to anxiety.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Food allergies

People who eat food they are having hidden food allergy to gets irritable bowel syndrome.

In brief: Food allergies

People who eat food they are having hidden food allergy to gets irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: As above

Many reasons , food allergy , intolerance can cause abdominal discomfort.

In brief: As above

Many reasons , food allergy , intolerance can cause abdominal discomfort.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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