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    What Increases Your Risk

    IBS tends to be more common in:

    • People in their late 20s.
    • Women.
    • People who have panic disorder or other psychological conditions.
    • People who have a family history of IBS.
    • People who have a history of physical or sexual abuse or other psychological trauma. Several studies have found a link between a past history of abuse and gastrointestinal disorders.3
    • People who have other conditions such as depression, migraine headaches, and fibromyalgia.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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