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IBS patients experience pain differently, study suggests

Patients with diarrhea-dominant irritable bowel syndrome have pain more often in the lower-abdominal regions, and those with constipation or mixed IBS experience pain throughout the abdomen, according to a study led by Eric Shah, MD, director of the Gastrointestinal Motility Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, that was published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. The study also found that mixed IBS is the most symptomatic. Read the abstract.

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