Gastrointestinal Endometriosis Causing Subacute Intestinal Obstruction with Gradual Development of Weight Loss and Misdiagnosed as Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Soumekh, Amir; Nagler, Jerry;
  • Publisher: Karger Publishers
  • Journal: Case Reports in Gastroenterology,volume 8,issue 1,pages51-55 (issn: 1662-0631, eissn: 1662-0631)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3934607, doi: 10.1159/000358552
  • Subject: Diseases of the digestive system. Gastroenterology | Intestinal obstruction | Irritable bowel syndrome | RC799-869 | Published online: January, 2014 | Endometriosis | Functional bowel disorders

Both endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are commonly found in young women and the diagnosis of either is challenging. Alarm symptoms can exclude the diagnosis of IBS, but their onset may be insidious and often no evidence of organic disease may be found. W... View more
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