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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Notes

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This is an extract of our Irritable Bowel Syndrome document, which we sell as part of our Gastrointestinal Disease Notes collection written by the top tier of University Of Leicester students.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome A group of abdominal symptoms for which no organic cause can be found Females>Males 20-40yrs Aetiology
- Psychological morbidity
- Stress
- Visceral hypersensitivity
- Diet Clinical features
- Central/lower abdo pain (relieved by defeacation)
- Bloating
- Altered bowel habits
- Tenesmus
- PR mucus
- Symptoms increase with o Menstruation o Stress o Gastroenteritis Examination often normal Management
- Exclude other diagnoses o Bloods o Sigmoid/colonoscopy
- Education and reassurance
- Dietary manipulation
- Psychological therapies
- Pharmacological treatment o Pain
? Antispasmodics e.g mebeverine o Diarrhoea
? Antimotility e.g loperamide, codeine o Constipation
? High fibre diet

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