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IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common chronic gastrointestinal condition characterized by abdominal pain and bloating with altered bowel habits.
There are no identifiable physical, radiologic or lab abnormalities indicative of organic disease.
Symptoms may be exacerbated by stress, alcohol or food.

Differential Diagnosis

  • Biliary colic
  • Bile acid malabsorption
  • Celiac disease
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Colon cancer, adenocarcinoma
  • Small-intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Endometriosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Lactose and fructose intolerance
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Diarrhea due to protozoa or bacteria
  • Tropical sprue
  • Diverticulitis
  • Microscopic colitis
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