Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 30, 2019
  • Author: Mohammad F El-Baba, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Which GI motility abnormalities are associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

How frequently is bladder dysfunction associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the role of visceral hypersensitivity in pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the role of the brain-gut axis in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the role of genetics in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Which psychiatric disorders are associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the role of diet in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the role of infection in the pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the US prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the global prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the prognosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is included in the patient education about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Which clinical history findings suggest a diagnosis other than irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What are the diagnostic criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the role of manometry in the workup of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the role of sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy in the workup of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Treatment

How is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

What is the role of fiber supplements in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Which medications in the drug class Laxatives and stool softeners are used in the treatment of Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressant drugs are used in the treatment of Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Which medications in the drug class Antidiarrheal agents are used in the treatment of Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Which medications in the drug class Antispasmodic and anticholinergic agents are used in the treatment of Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?