Irritable bowel syndrome.

  title={Irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Douglas A. Drossman},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={39 6},
Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by bowel irregularity (constipation and/or diarrhea), gaseous distention and abdominal pain. Symptoms usually occur in response to various biological and environmental factors. The diagnosis is made by identifying certain clinical features in association with a negative medical evaluation. Since specific treatment is not available, the patient must be helped to adapt to this chronic or recurrent disorder. 

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