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The Manning criteria are a diagnostic algorithm used in the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The criteria consist of a list of questions the physician can ask the patient. The answers are used in a process to produce a diagnostic decision regarding whether the patient can be considered to have IBS.
The Manning criteria are:
- Onset of pain linked to more frequent bowel movements
- Looser stools associated with onset of pain
- Pain relieved by passage of stool
- Noticeable abdominal bloating
- Sensation of incomplete evacuation more than 25% of the time
- Diarrhea with mucus more than 25% of the time
- ↑ Manning AP, Thompson WG, Heaton KW, Morris AF (1978). Towards positive diagnosis of the irritable bowel.. Br Med J 2 (6138): 653–4.
- ↑ Fass R, Longstreth GF, Pimentel M, et al (2001). Evidence- and consensus-based practice guidelines for the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome. Arch. Intern. Med. 161 (17): 2081–8.
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