Abdominal pain differs between IBS subtypes

The presentation and characteristics of abdominal pain are not the same among the different subtypes of irritable bowel syndrome, according to study results.Eric D. Shah, MD, MBA, from the section of gastroenterology and hepatology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and colleagues wrote that it is currently unknown if diarrhea- and constipation-predominant IBS carry different burdens of abdominal pain or if they just represent different bowel symptoms.“Differences in intestinal permeability, mucosal immune activation and the gut microbiota between IBS-D and IBS-C contribute to theRead More

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