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I get diarrhea every two weeks and twice a week if I'm lucky (sarcasm). Does this mean l have IBS? What should I do and how do the diagnose IBS?

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Dr. Karen Butler
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ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion.
It is abnormal to have a chronic diarrhea and the etiology must be examined. You will need a colonoscopy and a thorough history. You could also have celiac disease. So you need a good exam and diagnostic testing. See your doctor

In brief: See below

ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion.
It is abnormal to have a chronic diarrhea and the etiology must be examined. You will need a colonoscopy and a thorough history. You could also have celiac disease. So you need a good exam and diagnostic testing. See your doctor
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