Diagnostic guidelines have been updated to help healthcare providers diagnose IBS-D faster so you can receive treatment sooner.
Healthcare providers can diagnose
You’ve had recurring abdominal pain for an average of at least 1 day/week for the last 3 months associated with going to the bathroom, changes in frequency and/or appearance of stool.
Your symptoms interfere with daily activities, require attention, or cause you to worry.
Even if you don’t have frequent symptoms, if they bother you enough to speak with a healthcare provider (HCP), a diagnosis of
New guidance suggests that a diagnosis can be made by an HCP if your symptoms are impacting your daily life and you’ve had them for at least 8 weeks.
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If you have symptoms such as stomach pain, diarrhea, gas, or bloating, plus any of those listed, talk with your healthcare provider. Your symptoms may be caused by a different medical problem.