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Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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  • 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


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Irritable Bowel Syndrome." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114494/all/Irritable_bowel_syndrome.
Zeiger RF. Irritable bowel syndrome. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114494/all/Irritable_bowel_syndrome. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Irritable bowel syndrome. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114494/all/Irritable_bowel_syndrome
Zeiger RF. Irritable Bowel Syndrome [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114494/all/Irritable_bowel_syndrome.
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