Role of intestinal dysmotility in IBS

Role of intestinal dysmotility in IBS

Although abnormal motor patterns have been found in patients with IBS, these patterns are also found in healthy individuals and are therefore not diagnostic for IBS. IBS patients have both a reduction and an increase in the number of contractions per minute in IBS patients compared with healthy individuals. However, these abnormal motility patterns rarely correlate with IBS symptoms and thus are not sufficient to explain many of the symptoms associated with IBS.

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