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When to see a doctor about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

People who have any of the gastrointestinal symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) should see their doctor to have a proper diagnosis to confirm whether or not they have this condition.

A doctor is the best person to diagnose this disorder and to rule out any other digestive disorder, which may present with very similar symptoms to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).


People with existing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) need to see their doctor if their symptoms change - if the severity of symptoms becomes worse or they experience a different set of symptoms than experienced before.


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  Last reviewed: 28 September 2008 || Last updated: 2 February 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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