Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gastroenterology Services

As an experienced paediatric gastroenterologist, Dr Ong’s clinical expertise is in treating children and adolescents with various gastrointestinal, liver and nutrition conditions. At our clinic, we will provide a comprehensive review of your child’s condition and recommend appropriate treatment and investigations.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (also known as IBS) in children occurs mainly in school age children and teenagers. It is a long term disorder that affects the intestines. The intestine does not work normally and is particularly sensitive. The intestine in IBS reacts more strongly to normal stretching or movement that should not affect it. Symptoms of IBS include:

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Bloated-ness
  3. Feeling of nausea
  4. Change in bowel habit such as diarrhoea or constipation
  5. Feeling of incomplete emptying after passing motion
  6. Dizziness
  7. Cramping sensation

Certain food, stress or bacteria overgrowth may make IBS worse. Treatment involves lifestyle modification and medications targeted towards the child’s symptoms.

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About Dr. Christina Ong

Senior Consultant
Paediatrician & Paediatric Gastroenterologist

“Dr Christina Ong is a senior consultant paediatrician and paediatric gastroenterologist. Her clinical expertise includes management of children with gastrointestinal conditions as well as performing endoscopic procedures. As an experienced paediatrician with more than 20 years clinical experience, she also specialises in treating children with general medical conditions”

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