Animation - Diagnosing IBS with Constipation

This animation explains the tests that physicians use to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), including general examination, blood tests, breath tests, bowel movement sample tests, imaging tests, and others. These tests can help your physician learn if you have a bowel condition other than IBS, because IBS mimics many other diseases. The animation also describes the causes and alarm signs of IBS-C.

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This educational activity has been developed by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Takeda.

This website is part of the Animated Patient® series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.