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Can you tell me how I could know for sure if I have irritable bowel syndrome ?

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Dr. Richard Gould
ADHD & Autism

In brief: IBS

There is really no specific test for irritable bowel syndrome at this time.
It is a diagnosis of exclusion. In-other-words, you have certain symptoms such as bloating, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and/or constipation. A multitude of tests are done and nothing is found. What you can do is alter your diet and see if it helps. For example; eliminate wheat and/or dairy. Good luck!

In brief: IBS

There is really no specific test for irritable bowel syndrome at this time.
It is a diagnosis of exclusion. In-other-words, you have certain symptoms such as bloating, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and/or constipation. A multitude of tests are done and nothing is found. What you can do is alter your diet and see if it helps. For example; eliminate wheat and/or dairy. Good luck!
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