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Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Diagnosis & Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a group of many intestinal signs which often happen at the same time. The exact symptoms can vary a lot in terms of duration and severity. Typically, people with IBS tend to experience the condition for many weeks or months. In some cases, the disease would lead to intestinal damages, but this is not common. Keep reading the next sections to learn more about diagnosis and treatment options for irritable bowel syndrome.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnosis

Physical Examination

During an appointment, your doctor will examine your body for some physical signs of irritable bowel syndrome. He or she might start with pressing on various areas of the stomach and look for any painful, bloated, or gender spots. In addition, a stethoscope would be used to listen for any sign of an intestinal blockage, which would be caused by the condition. Keep in mind that these physical symptoms cannot be used to reach the final conclusion. Instead, your doctor might need to do more tests to confirm it. [1]