Overlap between gynaecological symptoms and irritable bowel syndrome.

Impact: Health impacts

Narrative

Author of a series of research papers which were the first to show that up to 50% of patients attending gynaecological clinics have symptoms of IBS. These individuals often have a poor outcome and are frequently submitted to invasive investigation and not infrequently unnecessary surgery. The hysterectomy rate in IBS patients is disproportionately high.

Category of impact

  • Health impacts