Irritable colon diagnosis

How to determine irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and subtypes


How to know if I have irritable bowel syndrome?

To diagnose a disease it is always necessary to make an assessment and examination by a doctor. Only a doctor can perform all the necessary tests and rule out other diseases or affectations, just in case.

For this, it will be very helpful for the person to pay attention to their symptoms:

  • When and where the pain, discomfort, heartburn, headache or other symptoms you may have are localized.

  • Depositional frequency, stool consistency, color, smell, shape.

  • If in situations of stress, anguish, sadness or depression there is an aggravation or appearance of symptoms

  • Bowel reaction to food, coffee, alcohol, tobacco.

* In case of constipation, it is not recommended to take strong laxative infusions such as senna, rhubarb, cassia or cascara sagrada because they can distort the symptoms or make them worse. (More information) (Go to the doctor before using remedies).

Test to diagnose irritable bowel

The following test is indicative. It is not valid as a definitive diagnosis since only the symptoms and not other physical tests or necessary medical evaluations are taken into account.

To determine if you have irritable bowel syndrome, you should ask for the opinion and assessment of a doctor, who will also perform other tests to rule out other possible alterations or illnesses, if there are:

test diagnostico colon irritable o intestino irritable sii

Test to determine if there is any digestive disorder that may indicate irritable bowel. When symptoms of this type appear, it is always recommended to go to the doctor for a checkup.

Diagnostic test for irritable bowel types

Once the irritable bowel has been diagnosed (see previous section), the treatment is different depending on the type of irritable bowel. According to the alterations in the depositional habit, the irritable bowel subtypes are classified in:

The following test is based on the diagnostic criteria for irritable bowel defined in the Rome III criteria document. It serves to establish which of the three different subtypes of irritable bowel can have:

test diagnostico colon irritable o intestino irritable sii tipo estreñimiento diarrea alternancia
Test to determine subtypes of irritable bowel: constipation, diarrhea or alternation. The treatment depends on the subtype. When symptoms of this type appear, you should go to the doctor.

Irritable bowel syndrome medication

Natural treatment for irritable bowel with constipation

Diet for irritable bowel with constipation

Natural treatment for irritable bowel with diarrhea

Diet for irritable bowel with diarrhea

Irritable bowel syndrome supplements

Prohibited food for irritable bowel

Recommended food list for irritable bowel

punto rojo More information on irritable colon and its natural treatment.

Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

19 March, 2019

Other interesting articles

This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.
"Botanical" is not responsible for damages caused by self-medication.

Botanical-online is an informative page that describes, among other topics, the traditional uses of plants from a therapeutic point of view. Their descriptions do not replace professional advice. Botanical-online is not responsible for self-medication and recommends consulting with the physician.