IBS Fact : Evidence-based information on irritable bowel syndrome


What causes irritable bowel syndrome?

What are the symptoms of IBS?

Other causes of IBS-like symptoms and their identification

– Colorectal cancer

– Irritable bowel disease (IBD)
– Lactose intolerance
– Coeliac disease
– Other conditions with IBS-like symptoms

Diagnostic testing for IBS

– Flexible sigmoidoscopy

– Colonoscopy
– Virtual colonoscopy
– Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (esophagogastroduodenoscopy)
– Barium enema
– Lactose intolerance test

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