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Extra-Intestinal Symptoms

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Updated March 05, 2012

Definition:

Extra-intestinal symptoms are symptoms that patients report or experience in association with a bowel disease, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease(IBD), but that involve other organs or parts of the body rather than the GI tract itself.

Essential Reading from Dr. Bolen, Your IBS Guide:

Also Known As: Non-colonic symptoms
Alternate Spellings: Extra intestinal symptoms
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