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Have you been having digestive problems that you can't explain?

If you experience them frequently, or have been living with them for a while, they could be symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). How can you find out if your symptoms might be related to IBS? This self-assessment quiz is a good place to start.

Information to start the conversation

No matter what your results are, print them out to discuss them with your doctor. Together, you can identify and treat what's causing your symptoms.

If you do have IBS, you'll find lots of information and support on this site -- developed with input from IBS experts and people living with IBS.

1) Do you have recurrent abdominal pain?


2) Do you often experience abdominal cramping?


3) Are symptoms of discomfort relieved with bowel movement?


4) Do you often feel bloated?


5) Are you frequently constipated?


6) Do you have frequent diarrhea?


7) Do you have mucus in your stool?


8) Do your symptoms disrupt your daily activities?


9) Do you have diarrhea that alternates with periods of constipation?


Your Yes Answers

If you have 0 Yes answers You didn't answer YES to any of the common symptoms of IBS. It seems unlikely that you have IBS, but you should find out what's causing your symptoms so you can get relief.

If you have 1 or more Yes answers You answered YES to one or more of the common symptoms of IBS. You may have IBS, but the only way to know for sure is to see your doctor.

Print out your quiz results and make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your concerns. Your doctor may order certain tests and/or recommend prescription or over-the-counter medications, including fiber therapy.

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