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Fibromyalgia and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Although fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two very different disorders, they often overlap, and they share a number of commonalities that bear closer scrutiny. Like irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia is a disorder that is diagnosed based on clinical (symptom based) criteria as opposed to laboratory and imaging studies.

Topics: Fact Sheet, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Pain Management

About the Author

  • Kevin W. Olden, MD

    Assistant professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, Mayo Medical School, Division of Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ

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