irritable colon-a common condition caused by altered motility of the bowels. It produces diarrhoea or constipation and abdominal discomfort. Such symptoms can be troublesome in patients with IBD even when the inflammation is quiescent.
a condition in which the colon muscle contracts more readily and causes abdominal pain and cramps, excess gas, bloating, and a change in bowel habits.
abnormal muscle movement in the intestines, which causes abdominal pain and irregular bowel movements (diarrhea, constipation, or both)