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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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IBS is thought to affect up to one in five people at some point in their life with women twice as likely to develop it. Signs of IBS can first develop when a person is between 20 and 30 years of age.

The GI Unit at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth is a multidisciplinary group comprised of Gastroenterologists, Upper and Lower GI Surgeons, Radiologists and Oncologists, the team provides treatment  for patients for irritable bowel syndrome and other related conditions.

IBS varies in symptoms from person to person and can come and go in periods of just a few days to a few months. Often issues such as suffering from stress and eating particular types of foods can trigger symptoms.

IBS Symptoms:

  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal bloating
  • alteration in bowel habit
  • either diarrhoea or severe constipation
  • mucus discharge
  • complete evacuation of faeces and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD)

Book an IBS Consultation

The GI Unit’s Consultants hold senior positions in London’s top teaching hospitals, bringing vast expertise and experience to the unit. GI Unit is located at the  internationally renowned Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, with access to state-of-the-art facilities and imaging just minutes from central London.

Our GI appointments team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible. For enquiries or to book an appointment contact, gi.unit@hje.org.uk or call 020 7078 3802.