Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (cont.)
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Exams and Tests
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be diagnosed based on symptoms. In most cases, only minimal tests are needed. A health professional diagnoses IBS when a person has the typical symptoms of the disorder and, if needed, tests have ruled out other possible causes.
The amount of testing that may be done depends on several factors: your age, how your symptoms come on and how severe they are, and how you respond to the initial treatment. For example:
Depending on your symptoms, results of the initial tests, or your response to treatment, other tests may be done.
Tests may include:
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