Patient Comments: Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Diagnosis

How was the diagnosis of your irritable bowel syndrome established?

Comment from: Dean Cassidy, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 26

I have over the past few years had issues with differentiating bowel movements and pains, one day normal, later that day soft, then next thing you know constipation. I am 27 and have been frustrated with this issue and lack of knowledge from doctors. Having me try one thing after another. I have had to do my own research online and so far I have found that probiotics have helped the most, and of course changing my diet. An increase in fiber, decrease in dairy and exercise is the best of all, I walk or run for at least an hour through out each day. I seem to know about this issue then most doctors. If you need any advice or help feel free to email me.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: ashley1984, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 26

I was diagnosed with IBS when I was about 20, I am 24 years now. It has been a struggle, but I am getting through it. It took the doctors about 2 years to finally notice that there was something wrong. I could not even eat a salad and I would be in the bathroom in 10 minutes. Finally I found out that I have IBS and it is not a lot of fun, I don't eat if I have to travel, I make sure that there is a bathroom where ever I go. I notice now that I am on medication it is getting better. There are times where the pain is severe and I feel like I am not going to make through it, and there is time where I am not sick for a couple of weeks. I hope that one day My IBS will go away and I can live my life again.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: heather, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

I was in pain a lot and my tummy was always bloated. I couldn't eat as I was sick all the time, but didn't lose any weight. I went in to hospital to have tube down throat.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Treatments Question: What was your treatment for irritable bowel syndrome?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Symptoms Question: What symptoms do you have with IBS, and are there certain triggers?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - Diet Question: What dietary changes have you made to manage your IBS? Which foods seem to make it worse?
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - SIBO Question: Have you been tested for SIBO? If so, what were the results and how is it being treated?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.