The following list does not insure the presence of this health condition. Please see the text and your healthcare professional for more information.
Abdominal distention and pain
Abdominal pain relief following stool
Increase in frequency of stools
Changes in stool consistency
Passage of mucus
Sensation of incomplete evacuation
Symptoms include; abdominal distention, abdominal pain relief following a bowel movement, increased frequency of stools, changes in the consistency of the stools, passage of mucus, and the sensation of incomplete evacuation.
Symptoms compatible with the irritable bowel syndrome are reported by 10 to 22 percent of adults, with predominance among women greater than 2:1. Patients who have experienced bacterial gastroenteritis may actually be at an increased risk for IBS.(1) It has been reported that less than half of the symptomatic adults actually seek medical attention. Typically, symptoms begin in young adulthood, but the prevalence of IBS is similar among all adult age groups. IBS has similar prevalence rates throughout the world.(2)
Some of the following laboratory testing can provide information necessary for diagnosis and treatment. In addition, the tests listed may also give insight to functional metabolism and functional nutrient status in the body.