Expert Video - How is IBS-C diagnosed?

Dr. Satish Rao, an expert on irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), describes the process of diagnosing this disorder. The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) tend to mimic those of many other diseases. Because of this, Dr. Rao explains the importance of openly sharing information with your physician. Tests to make sure you have IBS are important, and can also help determine what factors are causing constipation.

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