Expert Video - Is IBS-C difficult to diagnose, and why?

Expert gastroenterologist Dr. Satish Rao explains that irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), can be difficult to diagnose because there is no specific test for it. Other conditions cause similar symptoms. Seeing a physician who is familiar with IBS and aware of the latest developments and tests can help in making a certain diagnosis.

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