Presentation of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Medical Outpatient Department of a Tertiary Care Hospital.
Keywords:Irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea
To study the presentation of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in medical outpatient department of a tertiary care hospital and to compare it with the available western data Seventy five patients suffering from IBS presenting to outpatient department of Mayo Hospital, Lahore were studied during the period from January 2002 to December 2002. The patients presenting in OPD with the complaints of altered bowel habits were included in the study according to Rome’s Criteria or Manning’s Criteria. Necessary investigations were done to confirm the diagnosis. The western data is not applicable to our community due to different life style and food habits.
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