Accutane and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Please note: While Weitz & Luxenberg has provided information about a number of medical and psychiatric side effects associated with the use of Accutane, we do not currently accept Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) cases.
We are only able to assist Accutane patients who develop these gastrointestinal diseases: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon, is a group of functional bowel disorders. There are three forms of IBS including diarrhea-predominant (IBS-D), constipation-predominant (IBS-C) and IBS with alternating stool pattern (IBS-A).
Symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort associated with changes in bowel habits in the absence of any structural abnormality. There appears to be an overlap of IBS with stress, chronic pelvic pain, fibromyalgia and various mental disorders (in a small minority). While no good explanation for this phenomenon exists, it does strengthen the view that there is a neurological component to IBS.
A diagnostic test for IBS via assessment of colonic/rectal hypersensitivity using a barostat is currently being discussed. However, sensitivity and specificity are not yet high enough to render the method widely applicable.
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If you or a loved one was treated with Accutane and was subsequently diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis or inflammatory bowel disease, our Accutane attorneys may be able to help you seek compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering and obtain other financial compensation.
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