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.
A bowel obstruction occurs when a section of the small or large intestine becomes partially or completely blocked. This can be a dangerous condition, potentially increasing the risk of a severe infection or a perforation (hole) in the intestine.
Hormonal balance can also play a role in regulating gut health. Hormonal imbalances or fluctuations may increase some gastrointestinal symptoms, such as symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Its incidence and the increased risk of other conditions or complications are different in males and females.
Patients with pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have an increased risk for developing cancer, particularly gastrointestinal cancers,