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Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Blood Tests
Blood tests are ordered to see if you are losing large amounts of blood in your stool and to check for infection or other problems.
 
Stool Sample
A stool sample is ordered to check for signs of intestinal bleeding or infection.
 
X-Rays
Special x-rays may be recommended to look for inflammation, sores, or other problems in the digestive tract.
 
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a procedure where a soft, bendable tube with a camera on it is inserted through your anus to check for sores and inflammation in the rectum and part of the large intestine.
 
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy is a procedure similar to sigmoidoscopy, except that the whole colon is examined instead of just a portion of it.
 

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