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10 Feb 2004

irritable bowl syndrome
What is irritable bowl syndrome, Doc, and what causes it?
(I think I may have it)
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01 Jan 0001

Tony, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a motility disorder involving the entire gastrointestinal tract. It causes recurring upper and lower gastrointestinal symptoms, including variable degrees of abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhoea, and abdominal bloating. You can e-mail me at and I’ll cut & paste you something on IBS. Good luck.
PS Going on a weird diet that excludes everything that is nice is seldom necessary.
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