10 doctors weighed in:
Who gets irritable bowel syndrome?
10 doctors weighed in

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
Thank
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
Thank
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
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
836K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors