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    Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestion problem that causes episodes of belly pain, cramping or bloating, and diarrhea or constipation. Symptoms may be worse or better from day to day, but IBS won't get worse over time. It doesn't cause more serious diseases.

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a long-term problem, but treatment can help you manage your symptoms.

    Last Revised: October 9, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology

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