Irritable bowel syndrome
) is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain
, discomfort, bloating
, and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any detectable organic cause.
In some cases, the symptoms are relieved by bowel movements.,
Although there is no cure for IBS, there are treatments that attempt to relieve symptoms, including dietary adjustments, medication and psychological interventions.