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Is the only way to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome colonoscopy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Irritable bowel is often a diagnosis of exclusion.
Colonoscopy is one of the test and is used to rule out other colonic pathology.

In brief: Not really

Irritable bowel is often a diagnosis of exclusion.
Colonoscopy is one of the test and is used to rule out other colonic pathology.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: History & Physical

A proper history and physical is usually enough alone to diagnosis ibs.
That being said blood work, imaging and endoscopy can be utilized selectively to exclude other possibilities.

In brief: History & Physical

A proper history and physical is usually enough alone to diagnosis ibs.
That being said blood work, imaging and endoscopy can be utilized selectively to exclude other possibilities.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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