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How do you diagnose IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Rome 3 criteria: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated w/ abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, accompanying nausea, bloating, gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet & emotional stress may be a factor. Rome 3 diagnostic criteria must 1st rule out inflammation, ischemia, & infection. See doc.
Answered on Dec 31, 2019
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