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J Assoc Physicians India. 1991 May;39(5):385-6.

Clinical profile of irritable bowel syndrome at a rural based teaching hospital in central India.

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  • 1RML Hospital, New Delhi.


In a study of 52 patients with irritable bowel syndrome preponderance of males (4.2:1) and young adult age group (20-29 years) was observed. Distinct spastic colon and functional diarrhoea constituted 60%, whereas 40% had mixed presentation. Abdominal pain commonly in the umbilical and splenic flexure region, relieved after defaecation, and rectal dissatisfaction were the common symptoms. Upper gastrointestinal symptoms were present in 25% of patients.

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