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Do other digestive problems affect on individual's susceptibility to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

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Some scientists think that a bout of traveler's diarrhea or food poisoning may trigger a person’s first IBS symptoms.

Talk to your doctor if you think you might have irritable bowel syndrome. She can discuss your symptoms with you and do some tests to find out what’s going on.

SOURCES: 

American College of Gastroenterology. 

Medscape: "Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome"

Medscape: "Consensus Report: Clinical Trial Guidelines for Pharmacological Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome." 

Medscape: "Irritable bowel-type symptoms in HMO examinees." 

Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York. 

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

National Center for Biotechnology Information. 

Somerset Medical Center.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC).

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 8, 2020

SOURCES: 

American College of Gastroenterology. 

Medscape: "Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome"

Medscape: "Consensus Report: Clinical Trial Guidelines for Pharmacological Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome." 

Medscape: "Irritable bowel-type symptoms in HMO examinees." 

Beth Schorr-Lesnick, MD, FACG, gastroenterologist, Montefiore Medical Center, New York. 

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, author, American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion

National Center for Biotechnology Information. 

Somerset Medical Center.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC).

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 8, 2020

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