Examples of functional GI and motility disorders which affect the lower GI tract – from the small intestine/bowel, to the large intestine/bowel or colon, to the rectum – include:

Examples of symptoms in lower GI disorders include:

  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Bloating or distension
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Accidental stool leakage or incontinence
  • Problems in the passage of food or stool
  • Any combination of these symptoms

Working with Your Doctor

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Successful relationships with healthcare providers are an important part of managing life with a long-term digestive disorder.

Doctor–Patient Communication

How to Help Your Doctor Help You

How to Talk to Your Doctor