Irritable bowel syndrome

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DDx

  • Chronic diarrhea due to other causes, eg, lactase deficiency, parasites, celiac sprue, laxative abuse, bacterial overgrowth
  • Constipation due to other causes, eg, hypothyroidism
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal ischemia
  • Diverticular disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Functional or nonulcer dyspepsia
  • Colon cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Physical or sexual abuse

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Last updated: December 1, 2014