IBS Myths and Facts

  • A common sign of IBS is frequent:

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

  • IBS is a common disorder.

  • Everyone with IBS has diarrhea.

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

  • Stress plays a role in triggering IBS symptoms.

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

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

  • What type of medicines can treat IBS?

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