10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Going to the doctor can be intimidating. You might feel rushed and forget to ask questions that are important. It's always a good idea to know what to ask beforehand and to take notes when with the doctor. Some of the questions below may be worth asking. Print out this page and take it with you to your next appointment.
1. Could some other condition be causing my IBS symptoms?
The mornings with irritable bowel syndrome are the most challenging for Jeffrey Roberts. His stomach cramps up. He feels like he needs to be near a bathroom at all times. So he gives himself at least 2 hours to get ready for work. When he goes out, he often takes routes he knows will have public restrooms along the way.
This is reality for Roberts and up to 20% of American adults who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) at some point in their lives. Their exact symptoms, and the severity,...