Expert Video - What alarm signs could indicate a serious condition other than IBS?

Dr. Shanti Eswaran, an expert in irritable bowel syndrome, discusses alarm signs or red flags that could indicate a condition other than IBS. She describes how signs ranging from bloody or dark-colored stools, accompanied by fevers, weight loss, night sweats, nocturnal bowel symptoms, anemia, and swollen lymph nodes, may suggest another condition other than IBS. If you experience any of these alarm signs, Dr. Eswaran emphasizes the importance of telling your doctor about them so additional tests can be done to rule out other conditions other than IBS.

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