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10 Questions About IBS

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Irritable Bowel Syndrome

1.Could some other condition be causing my IBS symptoms? Make sure to ask about colon cancer.
2.Should I be keeping an IBS symptom diary?
3.Should I take laxatives or other over-the-counter medications for my IBS?
4.If so, what type, how often, and what are the risks?
5.Should I eat a high-fiber diet?
6.What other dietary changes do you recommend for IBS, and should I consult a dietitian?
7.Could relaxation therapy, counseling, or exercise help my IBS symptoms?
8.Should I take prescription medications for my symptoms?
9.What side effects should I expect?
10.How soon should I have a follow-up appointment?

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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on July 04, 2012
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