Shanti Eswaran, MD, an expert in functional gut-brain disorders, talks about how testing can help a doctor make the diagnosis of IBS. In fact, multiple tests are often unnecessary, as your medical history and physical symptoms can let an experienced doctor know if you need testing for celiac disease, infections, and other possible causes of your symptoms. IBS is usually diagnosed by symptoms and the Rome criteria used by gastroenterologists.
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