Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most
common intestinal disorders, affecting about 7 to 10 out of 100 people in the world.footnote 1 But most people who have IBS don't see a doctor for their symptoms.
IBS is twice as common in women as in men.footnote 1
American College of Gastroenterology (2009). An evidence-based position statement on the management of irritable bowel syndrome. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 104(Suppl 1): S1–S7.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerArvydas D. Vanagunas, MD - Gastroenterology