Centrally Mediated Abdominal Pain Syndrome

People with functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders can have a variety of symptoms that range from painless diarrhea or constipation, to pain associated with diarrhea and/or constipation (usually called irritable bowel syndrome). There is another, less common condition of abdominal pain that is chronic or frequently recurring; it is not associated with changes in bowel pattern […]

Common Questions About Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome (FAPS)

What is CAPS? Centrally mediated abdominal pain syndrome (CAPS), formerly known as  abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS), is a condition of abdominal (belly) pain that is long-term or keeps coming back. The pain is not linked with changes in bowel pattern – constipation and/or diarrhea. It occurs because of abnormal functioning of nerve impulses in the […]