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Tests & Diagnostics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Posted Aug 24 2008 4:41pm 2 Comments

Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):

Barium Enema
Colorectal Cancer
Fecal Occult Bleeding
Hydrogen Breath Test
Lower GI (gastrointestinal) series
Physical exam
Stool sample

Of course, these are just some of the common tests and diagnostics for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
You can connect with experts and other people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)in the Wellsphere communities.
If you're interested in finding more information, tips, news and videos about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), go to the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) WellPage or the Tests for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) WellPage.

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How about testing for food allergies (blood test) and testing for bacteria, yeast, and parasites (stool testing)?

Some research to take a look at...

Parkes et. al. (2008). Gastrointestinal microbiota in irritable bowel syndrome: their role in its pathogenesis and treatment. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008 Jun;103(6):1557-67. Epub 2008 May 29.


Yang and Li (2007). [The therapeutic effects of eliminating allergic foods according to food-specific IgG antibodies in irritable bowel syndrome][Article in Chinese]. Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi. 2007 Aug;46(8):641-3.


Collins, et. al. (2009). The putative role of the intestinal microbiota in the irritable bowel syndrome. Dig Liver Dis. 2009 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print]


Grazioli, Barbara et. al.(2006). Giardia lamblia infection in patients with irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia: A prospective study. World Journal of Gastroenterology, World J Gastroenterol 2006 March 28; 12(12): 1941-1944

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