IBS Myths and Facts

  • A common sign of IBS is frequent:

    Abdominal pain

    Gas

    Bloating

    Diarrhea

    All of the above

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  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the same as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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  • IBS is a common disorder.

    Myth

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  • Everyone with IBS has diarrhea.

    Myth

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  • Doctors need to run a lot of tests to diagnose IBS.

    Myth

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  • Stress plays a role in triggering IBS symptoms.

    Myth

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  • There is a special IBS diet that relieves symptoms for most people.

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  • Which foods or drinks are most likely to cause IBS symptoms?

    Fatty foods

    Dairy products

    Coffee and tea

    Wheat, rye, or barley

    Alcohol

    Any of the above

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  • What type of medicines can treat IBS?

    Medicines for constipation

    Medicines for diarrhea

    Medicines that control muscle spasms

    Medicines that also treat depression

    All of the above

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  • It's normal to lose a lot of weight when IBS flares up.

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