Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Female Patients

Lucinda A. Harris, Sarah B. Umar, Noemi Baffy, Margaret M. Heitkemper

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Irritable bowel syndrome is probably the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder and is characterized by abdominal pain along with altered bowel function. It is a disorder of female predominance. This article focuses on how being female influences the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and treatment of this common disorder and discusses the evidence and important controversies related to these areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-204
Number of pages26
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet
  • Female gender
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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