Abdominal pain

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Abdominal pain is a common complaint in ME/CFS. It often forms a part of a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)[1] or gastroparesis[2] both of which are common in ME/CFS patients, although it may have other causes, such as ulcers and should be investigated to rule out alternate diagnoses.

Prevalence[edit | edit source]

  • Katrina Berne, PhD, reports a prevalence of 50-90% for IBS symptoms (including diarrhea, nausea, gas, and abdominal pain).[3]
  • In a 2001 Belgian study, 81.8% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 85.6% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported gastrointestinal disturbance.[4]

Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]

Research studies[edit | edit source]

  • 2010, Gut inflammation in chronic fatigue syndrome[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Dellwo, Adrienne (Oct 22, 2019). "Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Fibromyalgia and CFS". Verywell Health. Retrieved Nov 20, 2019. 
  2. The Gastroparesis and Dysmotilities Association. "Your Upper Digestive Distress is NOT: IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)" (PDF). www.digestivedistress.com. Retrieved Jul 9, 2019. 
  3. Berne, Katrina (Dec 1, 1995), Running on Empty: The Complete Guide to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS), 2nd ed., Hunter House, p. 58, ISBN 978-0897931915 
  4. De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny (December 2001). "A definition‐based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Internal Medicine. 250 (3): 234–240. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2796.2001.00890.x. 
  5. Lakhan, Shaheen E; Kirchgessner, Annette (2010). "Gut inflammation in chronic fatigue syndrome". Nutrition & Metabolism. 7 (1): 79. doi:10.1186/1743-7075-7-79. ISSN 1743-7075. 

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