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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
This is probably the commonest presenting condition to Gastroenterology clinics. It is interesting in that there does not seem to be a recognisable cause for the symptoms or indeed, pathological process that seems to be responsible for the symptoms. No obvious abnormality has been detectable in the bowel and the condition probably arises from incoordination of bowel motility, although food intolerances (NOT allergies) may also be partly responsible.