Post Edited (sircharles80) : 11/7/2008 9:50:47 AM (GMT-7)
Lioness, you might want to read this.
chronic functional abdominal pain
Originally printed in Participate -- Vol 7 No 1, Spring 1998.
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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. This condition is called chronic functional abdominal pain
CFAP is a functional GI disorder. There are no abnormal x-rays or laboratory findings to
explain the pain. It occurs because of altered sensitivity to nerve impulses in the gut and
brain, and it is not associated with altered motility in the intestines.