Signs and Symptoms

A number of symptoms that occur together characterize irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This may confuse you at first. Plus, symptoms will likely change over time.

The changes may seem random. But there is a pattern to symptoms of IBS.

An accurate diagnosis from your clinician is the starting point for appropriate treatment.

If you have symptoms, talk to your doctor. Don’t self-diagnose.

 
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