Irritable Bowel Syndrome tests
Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Tests could include:

  • Colonoscopy is a procedure that uses a thin, flexible camera to check for abnormalities or disease in your lower intestine or colon, which is the lowest portion of the gastrointestinal tract and is attached to the anus. A colonoscopy can be done a...
  • The colon helps your body absorb water and nutrients from the food you eat. It is also where your stool is formed. The last third of your colon is called the sigmoid colon, or the descending colon. It is connected to the anus by the rectum. While ...
  • A fecal culture is a laboratory test used to determine if bacteria, which can cause infection or disease, are present in your digestive tract. By testing your stool, your doctor can determine the type of bacteria present and prescribe the right an...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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