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IBS Quiz

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects 10-15% of the population worldwide.  The condition is more common in females than males and is most common in people in their 20s.  IBS symptoms can mimic the symptoms of other GI conditions, making it difficult to diagnose. The quiz below can help you determine if you should see your doctor to explore your GI symptoms further. Regardless of the results of this self-test, if your symptoms are impeding on your quality of life, see your doctor. It’s important to find the root cause of what is causing your pain to be able to properly treat it!

Disclaimer: A self-test does not confirm an IBS diagnosis. To confirm a diagnosis of IBS, contact your doctor.

Give yourself one point for each question you answer “yes” to.

  1. Have you had abdominal pain for at least 3 months?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. Do you experience abdominal pain at least 3 days per week or more?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  3. Do you experience frequent Diarrhea?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  4. Do You experience frequent Constipation?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  5. Do you experience alternating bouts of both Diarrhea and Constipation?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  6. Do you experience frequent bloating?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  7. Do you experience excessive or extremely odorous gas?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  8. Do you commonly avoid foods because they cause pain?
    1. Yes
    2. No

If your score totaled 3 or more points, it’s possible that you have IBS. While everyone’s IBS is different, this self-test is aimed to identify the more common signs and symptoms of IBS. As mentioned above, this self-test is not a medically validated questionnaire. If you suspect you may have IBS, see your doctor to rule out any other possible GI-related conditions.

Our IBS Diet main page teaches you how to make simple dietary change to relieve your symptoms and triggers.  Check it out!

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