Other Conditions With Symptoms Similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A number of other problems may cause symptoms similar to
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), including:
- Abuse of laxatives or antacids.
of sorbitol or other artificial sweeteners.
- Lactose intolerance.
- Inflammatory bowel disease.
syndrome, such as
- Tumors of the digestive
- Problems with the pancreas.
infestation, especially in people who have traveled to areas with poor
- Thyroid disease.
- Diseases of the female
reproductive organs, such as
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology|
|Last Revised||April 26, 2012|