Signs that your symptoms may not be caused by IBS-D
If you have symptoms such as stomach pain, diarrhea, gas, or bloating, plus any of the following, talk with your healthcare provider. Your symptoms may be caused by a different medical problem.
- Unexplained weight loss
- Nighttime symptoms that wake you
- Blood in your stool
- Anemia or other abnormal blood tests
- Family history of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or celiac disease
- New onset of symptoms at age 50 or older
- New and/or worsening symptoms
How is IBS-D diagnosed?
Healthcare providers can diagnose IBS-D based on your symptom history, which means medical tests typically aren’t needed. Scroll over to see if Your healthcare provider may ask:
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