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Clinical Crossroads | Clinician's Corner

A 54-Year-Old Woman With Constipation-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Anthony J. Lembo, MD, Discussant
JAMA. 2006;295(8):925-933. doi:10.1001/jama.295.8.925.
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DR REYNOLDS: Mrs G is a 54-year-old woman with abdominal pain and discomfort associated with constipation. Her bowel difficulties began in early childhood when she did not feel comfortable moving her bowels in public restrooms. Her symptoms diminished during her teenage years but began again in her 20s; over the past several years her constipation has become more problematic.

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