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Manning Criteria

The Manning Criteria is a diagnostic algorithm used in the diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The criteria consists of a list of questions the physician can ask the patient.[1] The answers are used in a process to produce a diagnosistic decision regarding whether the patient can be considered to have Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

The Manning Criteria has been compared with other diagnostic algorithms for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, such as the Rome I Criteria, the Rome II Process, the Kruis Criteria. [2]

The Manning Criteria are:
1. Onset of pain linked to more frequent bowel movements
2. Looser stools associated with onset of pain
3. Pain relieved by passage of stool
4. Noticeable abdominal bloating
5. Sensation of incomplete evacuation more than 25% of the time
6. Diarrhea with mucous more than 25% of the time


  1. ^ Manning A, Thompson W, Heaton K, Morris A (1978). "Towards positive diagnosis of the irritable bowel.". Br Med J 2 (6138): 653-4. PMID 698649.
  2. ^ Fass R, Longstreth GF, Pimentel M, et al (2001). "Evidence- and consensus-based practice guidelines for the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome". Arch. Intern. Med. 161 (17): 2081-8. PMID 11570936.
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