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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a GI (gastrointestinal disorder) with symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, increased flatus, cramping, diarrhea, constipation, and food intolerance. Treatment for IBS include medications to control symptoms and lifestyle changes.

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    • Constipation Constipation is defined medically as fewer than three stools per week and severe constipation as less than one stool per week....learn more »
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      Constipation Article
      • Constipation facts
      • What is constipation?
      • What causes constipation?
      • Medications that cause constipation
      • Other causes of constipation
      • What are constipation symptoms?
      • How is constipation evaluated (diagnosed)?
      • What treatments are available for constipation?
      • Home remedies and OTC medications to treat constipation
      • Prescription drugs to treat constipation
      • Other treatments for constipation
      • What is the approach to the evaluation and treatment of constipation?
      • When should I seek medical care for chronic constipation?
      • What's new in the treatment of constipation?
    • Diarrhea Diarrhea is a change is the frequency and looseness of bowel movements. Cramping, abdominal pain, and the sensation of rectal...learn more »
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      Diarrhea Article
      • Diarrhea facts
      • What is diarrhea?
      • How is diarrhea defined?
      • Why does diarrhea develop?
      • What symptoms are associated with diarrhea?
      • What are common causes of acute diarrhea?
      • Viral gastroenteritis
      • Food poisoning
      • Traveler's diarrhea
      • Bacterial enterocolitis
      • Parasites
      • Drugs
      • What are common causes of chronic diarrhea?
      • What are the complications of diarrhea?
      • When should the doctor be called for diarrhea?
      • What tests are useful in the evaluation of diarrhea?
      • How can dehydration be prevented and treated?
      • How is diarrhea treated?
      • When should antibiotics be used for diarrhea?
    • Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment) Abdominal pain can have many causes. Some of the less serious causes include bloating, gas, colitis, endometriosis, food...learn more »
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      Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment) Article
      • Abdominal pain facts
      • What is abdominal pain?
      • What causes abdominal pain?
      • When should I call my doctor about abdominal pain?
      • How is the cause of abdominal pain diagnosed?
      • Signs and symptoms associated with abdominal pain
      • Physical examination to diagnose abdominal pain
      • Exams and tests to diagnose abdominal pain
      • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and diagnosing abdominal pain
      • Why can diagnosis of the cause of abdominal pain be difficult?
      • What are home remedies for certain causes of abdominal pain?
      • What medications can be used to treat certain causes of abdominal pain?
      • What lifestyle choices can I make to prevent abdominal pain?
    • Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence) Gas or "intestinal gas" means different things to different people. Everyone has gas and eliminates it by belching or farting...learn more »
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      Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence) Article
      • Intestinal gas facts
      • What causes belching?
      • What causes bloating?
      • What causes flatulence (gas)?
      • What are the causes of intermittent abdominal bloating/distention?
      • How are belching, bloating/distention, and flatulence evaluated?
      • How is excessive intestinal gas treated?
    • Indigestion (Dyspepsia, Upset Stomach) Dyspepsia (indigestion) is a functional disease in which the gastrointestinal organs, primarily the stomach and first part of the...learn more »
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      Indigestion (Dyspepsia, Upset Stomach) Article
      • Dyspepsia (indigestion) facts
      • What is dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • What are the symptoms of dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • What causes dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • What is the course of dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • What are the complications of dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • How is dyspepsia diagnosed (indigestion)?
      • Exclusion of other diseases
      • Specific tests of gastrointestinal function
      • How is dyspepsia (indigestion) treated and relieved?
      • What is a reasonable approach to the diagnosis and treatment of dyspepsia (indigestion)?
      • What is in the future for dyspepsia (indigestion)?
    • Lactose Intolerance In lactose intolerance, the digestive system cannot digest lactose (the main sugar in milk). Symptoms of lactose intolerance...learn more »
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      Lactose Intolerance Article
      • Lactose intolerance facts
      • What is lactose intolerance?
      • What causes lactose intolerance?
      • What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance?
      • How are lactase deficiency and lactose intolerance diagnosed?
      • Elimination diet
      • Milk challenge
      • Breath test
      • Blood glucose test
      • Stool acidity test
      • What are the sources of lactose in the diet?
      • How is lactose intolerance treated?
      • What are the long-term consequences of lactose intolerance?
      • What is new in lactose intolerance?

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