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IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

7 Signs and Symptoms Not to Ignore

You already know that obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and severe abdominal pain, require immediate medical attention. But the not-so-obvious symptoms may leave you wondering whether you need to seek care. Here's a list of symptoms that merit at least a call to your doctor.

Review Date: December 08, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Biofeedback & Bowel Disorders: Teaching Yourself to Live without the Problem

Although the benefits of biofeedback vary from person to person, biofeedback and home strengthening exercises are a nonsurgical, non-invasive therapy option that has been shown to reduce symptoms for many people.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

IBS Diet

Diet, food and eating can affect symptoms in IBS. Many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) notice that their symptoms appear to get worse following a meal. Find out what foods are best to avoid if you have been diagnosed with IBS.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects your large intestine (colon). In many cases, you can control irritable bowel syndrome by managing your diet, lifestyle and stress.

Review Date: August 09, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that causes abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation--or some combination of these problems. IBS affects people of all ages, including children.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

What I Need to Know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not a disease but a group of symptoms, including abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, tests, and treatment for IBS.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK