Belly Button Pain Associated With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Definition

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) refers to a disorder that involves abdominal pain and cramping, as well as changes in bowel movements.

It is not the same as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.


Alternative Names

Spastic colon; Irritable colon; Mucous colitis; Spastic colitis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

There are many possible causes of IBS. For example, there may be a problem with muscles in...

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