1.6.1 Recurrent gastrointestinal disturbance

Previously used terms:

Chronic abdominal pain; functional abdominal pain; functional dyspepsia; irritable bowel syndrome; functional abdominal pain syndrome.


Recurrent episodic attacks of abdominal pain and/or discomfort, nausea and/or vomiting, occurring infrequently, chronically or at predictable intervals, that may be associated with migraine.

Diagnostic criteria:
  1. At least five attacks with distinct episodes of abdominal pain and/or discomfort and/or nausea and/or vomiting
  2. Normal gastrointestinal examination and evaluation
  3. Not attributed to another disorder.