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Who Is Affected by Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common intestinal disorders, affecting about 7 to 10 out of 100 people in the world.1 But most people who have IBS don't see a doctor for their symptoms.

IBS is twice as common in women as in men.1

Citations

  1. American College of Gastroenterology (2009). An evidence-based position statement on the management of irritable bowel syndrome. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 104(Suppl 1): S1–S7.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology
Last RevisedApril 26, 2012

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Last Updated: April 26, 2012
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