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How can irritable bowel syndrome be treated?

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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 1 hour later
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Hello and welcome,

Irritable bowel syndrome, which can be diarrhea, constipation, cramping, pain and bloating, is a diagnosis of exclusion. This means that other problems that can cause these same symptoms have to be ruled out first.

Can you please tell me what your symptoms are, how long they have been going on, and whether your doctor has made this diagnosis officially by ruling out other things (such as Celiac disease with testing, a colonoscopy, etc)?

I'll write back with more information after I hear back from you, thanks.
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