July 16 - 7 p.m.
Gene Bakis, M.D. and Kian Keyashian, M.D.
IBS is the most common gastrointestinal diagnosis seen in the world. The symptoms can affect a patient’s quality of life. Sometimes, patients may worry that the symptoms represent another diagnosis, such as colon cancer or inflammation, and may request a colonoscopy. However, diagnosis relies on specific criteria such as the patient’s symptoms, physical examination, and possibly blood tests.