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How is IBS diagnosed?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Rome Criteria

There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs.
Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs.

In brief: Rome Criteria

There is no lab test or procedure to diagnose ibs, but labs, xrays, colonoscopy, endoscopy can be used to rule out other conditions that are similar to ibs.
Ibs is often diagnosed when one has the signs and symptoms of the rome criteria. These are criteria that experts have set up to diagnose ibs.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exclusion

Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion.
If there is nothing else found and your colonoscopy and x-rays are normal, then it is likely ibs.

In brief: Exclusion

Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion.
If there is nothing else found and your colonoscopy and x-rays are normal, then it is likely ibs.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Dr. Carolyn Messere
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Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Rome 3 criteria

Ibs used to be a diagnosis of exclusion by some, but it has a list of symptoms from ROME III criteria

In brief: Rome 3 criteria

Ibs used to be a diagnosis of exclusion by some, but it has a list of symptoms from ROME III criteria
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
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