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Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Initial diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) includes:

If the initial diagnosis warrant it, the following tests can be done to further evaluate the symptoms:


Once the doctor (or gastroenterologist) has reviewed the medical history and determines that further investigation is warranted, the following tests can be ordered:

The further tests and investigation can rule out other conditions, especially the more serious and life threatening illnesses which can present with similar symptoms. Once other digestive disorders can be ruled out, then irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be diagnosed.


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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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