This page contains the basic information about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) .
People with IBS may have some or all of these symptoms:
Although the symptoms of IBS often change over time, people tend to develop their own pattern. For example, some people have mostly diarrhea, some have mostly constipation and others have abdominal pain without a major change in bowel movements.
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Created: 4/27/2004 | Last Modified: 8/21/2006
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