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How can you distinguish between symptoms of IBS and diverticulitis?

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Dr. John Feola
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In brief: R/O IBS

IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion.
Diverticulitis is inflammation /infection accompanied by fever & tx with Abs. IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com

In brief: R/O IBS

IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion.
Diverticulitis is inflammation /infection accompanied by fever & tx with Abs. IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com
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