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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A syndrome that is probably a group of disorders that are characterized by a combination of abdominal pain and irregular pattern of defecation coupled with at least three of the following: altered stool form (hard or loose and watery), altered stool passage (straining or urgency or feeling of incomplete evacuation), passage of mucus and/or bloating or feeling abdominal distention.

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