People who have been experiencing alternating diarrhea and constipation, pain, excessive gas, and stomach bloating may be interested to know that their symptoms may be due to exacerbated stress. Other symptoms that commonly accompany those primary symptoms include weakness, palpitations, back pain, faintness, headache, fatigue, and heartburn. If most of these apply to you, then you are one among the 20 million Americans who suffer … Continue reading
Irritable bowel syndrome is often diagnosed according to your symptoms. Few tests, if at all, are done to diagnose IBS. If your doctor suspects your symptoms come from lactase deficiency, he may require you to eat a lactose-free diet for a couple of weeks.
Some of the tests done to exclude other problems other than IBS can involve:
- Medical history and physical examination
- Stool tests