Abdominal Symptoms in General Practice, a Case Control Study

  • Paul R. Bond
  • Published 1987 in Bristol medico-chirurgical journal


A survey was carried out of three hundred general practice patients who were questioned about recurrent abdominal pain or discomfort and other related symptoms. Patients who responded positively to the questionnaire fell into three main groups. Twenty two patients (7%) were found to have previously diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome. A further twenty… (More)