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An estimated 10 to 20 percent of Americans suffer from digestive symptoms that are described as irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. This concise medical research summary elucidates the connections between excessive mast cells and digestive dysfunction. Recent research provides information to assist with assessment, diagnosis and treatment for individuals, who may be found to have mastocytic inflammatory bowel disease. This 6,000 word summary includes short personal stories, the results of studies in correct medical terminology, reflections from a practicing gastroenterologist and references for additional reading.