Incidences of irritable bowel syndrome and its subtypes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome
Huseyin Dursun, Hacer Uyanıkoğlu, Ahmet Uyanikoglu, Tevfik Sabuncu
J Clin Anal Med 2018;9(4):329-332
Aim: We aimed to compare the prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and its subtypes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and healthy women. Material and Method: Fifty-four patients who referred to Endocrinology, Gynecology, and Internal Medicine outpatient clinics of %u2026 University, Medical Faculty, and 53 healthy women were enrolled this study between September 2015 and March 2016. The incidence of IBS and IBS subtypes [according to the predominance of diarrhea (IBS-D), constipation (IBS-C), and alternating (IBS-A)] in PCOS patients were compared with controls that matched age, sex, and body mass index (BMI) criteria. For the diagnoses of PCOS and IBS, revised 2003 Rotterdam criteria and Roma III criteria were used, respectively. Results: IBS was observed in 21 patients with PCOS (39%) and 10 healthy women (19%). IBS is found significantly higher in PCOS patients than in the controls (p = 0.022). IBS-C is the most common subtype both in PCOS patients and in controls. Discussion: We showed IBS and IBS-C subtype were increased in women with PCOS. Therefore, we speculated that both IBS and PCOS might be related to similar etiologic factors.
irritable bowel syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, incidence,
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Huseyin Dursun, Hacer Uyanıkoğlu, Ahmet Uyanikoglu, Tevfik Sabuncu, Incidences of irritable bowel syndrome and its subtypes in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome , J Clin Anal Med 2018;9.(4):329-332