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Is there a single treatment that will relieve all the symptoms of IBS?

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Different medications work for IBS with constipation and for IBS with diarrhea. Doctors will usually tailor an individual treatment regimen for people who have IBS with alternating symptoms.

People with alternating IBS symptoms should not try to treat themselves. That could make matters worse. 

SOURCES: J. Patrick Waring, MD, gastroenterologist, Digestive Health Care of Georgia. Medscape.com: "Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome," and "Consensus Report: Clinical Trial Guidelines for Pharmacological Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome." American College of Gastroenterology.


Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 26, 2018

SOURCES: J. Patrick Waring, MD, gastroenterologist, Digestive Health Care of Georgia. Medscape.com: "Diagnosis, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome," and "Consensus Report: Clinical Trial Guidelines for Pharmacological Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome." American College of Gastroenterology.


Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 26, 2018

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