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How would I know if I have IBS for sure?

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Dr. Jose Soto
Family Medicine
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In brief: Must see a GI doctor

Irritable bowel syndrome is a clinical diagnosis.
However, few conditions must be ruled out first, especially when abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation and possibly associated bleeding can co-exist. A colonoscopy should be performed, but this is usually preceded by a gastrointestinal (GI) consultation. May be some blood and radiological test would be requested in advance, but a GI would help.

In brief: Must see a GI doctor

Irritable bowel syndrome is a clinical diagnosis.
However, few conditions must be ruled out first, especially when abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation and possibly associated bleeding can co-exist. A colonoscopy should be performed, but this is usually preceded by a gastrointestinal (GI) consultation. May be some blood and radiological test would be requested in advance, but a GI would help.
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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine
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In brief: IBS

Ibs is typically diagnosed by history.
There is abdominal crampy pain typically relieve after bowel movement associated with change in bowel habits ie diarrhea, constipation or alternating. There is no bleeding, weight loss, nausea or vomiting. Often stress is a factor. Certain tests will probably need to be done to r/o other conditions. If persists--see your doctor.

In brief: IBS

Ibs is typically diagnosed by history.
There is abdominal crampy pain typically relieve after bowel movement associated with change in bowel habits ie diarrhea, constipation or alternating. There is no bleeding, weight loss, nausea or vomiting. Often stress is a factor. Certain tests will probably need to be done to r/o other conditions. If persists--see your doctor.
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