Irritable bowel syndrome_RC

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Irritable bowel syndrome Rachel Chacko Definition o Functional GI disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits in the absence of specific and unique organic pathology o Women are 2-3 times more likely to develop IBS (although males represent 70-80% of patients in India – MY COUNTRY .. ok I prob shouldn’t insert a SMILEY face. .we are talking about bowels. o Traditionally, irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. The Rome III criteria (2006) for the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome require that patients must have recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days per month during the previous 3 months that is associated with 2 or more of the following: Relieved by defecation Onset associated with a change in stool frequency Onset associated with a change in stool form or appearance Supporting symptoms include the following: Altered stool frequency Altered stool form Altered stool passage (straining and/or urgency)
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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