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Many Options, but No Single Path to Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Many Options, but No Single Path to Managing Irritable Bowel Syndrome February 19, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: I have had irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for many years. My problem is not that I have diarrhea or constipation, but that I have bowel movements often — sometimes four to eight times [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Genetic Clue to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

ROCHESTER, Minn. — March 20, 2014 — Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) caused by genetics, diet, past trauma, anxiety? All are thought to play a role, but now, for the first time, researchers have reported a defined genetic defect that causes a subset of IBS. The research was published in [...]

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Inflammation May Play a Role in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Inflammation May Play a Role in Irritable Bowel Syndrome May 21, 2010 Dear Mayo Clinic: I've read that persistent low-grade inflammation is present in some people with irritable bowel syndrome, and a few studies have reported on the potential benefits of medications that may target this aspect of IBS. Are [...]

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Tuesday Q & A: Stomach pain common in children, but exact source not always easy to identify

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible for children to have irritable bowel syndrome? My 9-year-old son often complains of stomach pain, but we can’t seem to find a cause or pattern. ANSWER: Although irritable bowel syndrome is possible in a 9-year-old, it is very rare. Stomach pain, on the other hand, is [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Definitely Isn't 'All in the Head'

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Irritable bowel syndrome is not "all in the head," as has been commonly thought. In a review of the literature, Michael Camilleri, M.D., a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and author of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, describes a renaissance in the understanding of the [...]

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IBS: It's Not All in Your Head: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Michael Camilleri discusses a study which refutes the idea that irritable bowel syndrome is "all in your head". To listen, click the link below. IBS It's not all in your head

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Lead Clinical Trial for Treatment of Chronic, Severe Indigestion

Could medicines used for depression also treat chronic, severe indigestion? Scientists at Mayo Clinic suspect they can and, backed by funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), they are testing that premise in a nationwide clinical trial. "Nerve cells are found throughout the body, and just as their dysfunction [...]

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Dr. G. Richard Locke III on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This Medical Edge Weekend program features Mayo Clinic physician Dr. G. Richard Locke III on irritable bowel syndrome.  April is IBS Awareness Month. Medical Edge Weekend 4-10-2010

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is Not "All in the Head"

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a disease but a group of symptoms that affects 10 to 20 percent of the population in developed countries. IBS is also not 'all in the head' as has been commonly thought. In a review of the literature, Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Michael Camilleri, M.D., describes a renaissance in the understanding [...]

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