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How is IBS diagnosed?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: IBS is nebulous.

In working up IBS, blood testing, EGD, colonoscopy, abdominal CT and ultrasound scanning are important steps to rule out other causes of the symptoms.
IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, so other identifiable conditions must be ruled out before we consider settling upon an IBS diagnosis.

In brief: IBS is nebulous.

In working up IBS, blood testing, EGD, colonoscopy, abdominal CT and ultrasound scanning are important steps to rule out other causes of the symptoms.
IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion, so other identifiable conditions must be ruled out before we consider settling upon an IBS diagnosis.
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