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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most
common intestinal disorders, affecting about 7 to 10 out of 100 people in the world.footnote 1 But most people who have IBS don't see a doctor for their symptoms.
IBS is twice as common in women as in men.footnote 1
American College of Gastroenterology (2009). An evidence-based position statement on the management of irritable bowel syndrome. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 104(Suppl 1): S1–S7.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
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