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A 38-year-old male asked:

Constant bloated feeling behind ribs up left quad. had ct, mrcp, colonoscopy, gastroscopy, eus. doc says ibs. is this a symptom of ibs?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
IBS?: Upper abdominal bloating certainly can be a symptom of IBS. It sounds as though you have had a fairly thorough work up performed. If you're still on sure of the diagnosis, you can always ask for a second opinion from another gastroenterologist or even from a gastroenterologist here on Healthtap, if you have your test results available. Otherwise, you may ask your doctor about treatment of IBS.
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
IBS Sounds likely: If you have had such a thorough evaluation already, and your local doctor believes you have irritable bowel syndrome and no other explanation has been discovered. In which case I suggest you discuss treatment for IBS with your physician and see if it helps. Best wishes to you!

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