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How do I know if I have IBS and what meds would one take after see doctor?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: IBS is common

Lots of americans have ibs--which can manifest with abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and/or alternating stools.
Unfortunately, the symptoms are non-specific and can instead indicate a number of inflammatory or infectious processes. The rome 3 criteria are a constellation of tests that give your doctor considerable accuracy in distinguishing ibs & treating symptoms with diet +/- medicines.

In brief: IBS is common

Lots of americans have ibs--which can manifest with abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and/or alternating stools.
Unfortunately, the symptoms are non-specific and can instead indicate a number of inflammatory or infectious processes. The rome 3 criteria are a constellation of tests that give your doctor considerable accuracy in distinguishing ibs & treating symptoms with diet +/- medicines.
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