Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a lifelong condition that causes inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract (GI). While often diagnosed in adolescents and young adults, more young children are now developing IBD.
Acute appendicitis is characterized by sudden pain in the lower right side of the abdomen.
Symptoms often don’t develop until the cancer has grown extensively or has spread to other organs. When symptoms do appear, they typically include jaundice, abdominal pain, and unintentional weight loss.
When you have irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, your digestive symptoms can run the gamut from diarrhea to constipation, and probably include bloating, gas, and abdominal pain as well. Additionally, the symptoms of celiac disease and the symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity are fairly similar to those of IBS. It's no surprise, therefore, that people have a tough time telling the three conditions apart.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is classified as a functional bowel disorder that causes abdominal pain. That means there is no visible damage to the tissues, but there is a disorder of functioning.