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Irritable Bowel Syndrome tests
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Tests could include:

  • During a colonoscopy, a camera is used to check for abnormalities or disease in your lower intestine or colon. Abnormal tissue can also be removed.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A sigmoidoscopy is a procedure that's done to examine the inside of your colon. It can help your doctor diagnose ulcers and cancer.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A stool ova and parasites (O&P) test is used to detect parasites and eggs in the intestines. This is a relatively easy and common examination. You produce the sample on your own at home and the stool is then analyzed in a lab.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Your doctor can use a fecal culture to learn about the bacteria in your digestive tract and diagnose bacterial infections. Learn what it involves.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abdominal CT scans are used when a doctor suspects that something is be wrong in the abdominal area but can't find the specifics through a physical examination.
    Source:HLCMS
  • An abdominal ultrasound uses sound waves to check a number of conditions. Learn about what ultrasounds are used for and if there are any risks.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The sedimentation rate test measures inflammation in the body. It is also called the sed rate or the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test.
    Source:HLCMS
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