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A diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea (IBS-D) depends largely on a complete medical history and a physical exam, and often involves a process of ruling out other conditions.

Your primary care provider can determine if you have IBS-D, but he or she may also refer you to a gastroenterologist. A gastroenterologist has dedicated training in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Gynecologists and proctologists may also diagnose IBS-D or refer you to a gastroenterologist for further evaluation.

Always consult your healthcare provider for a proper evaluation of your symptoms.

IBS-D is a long-lasting (chronic) condition that includes frequent episodes of diarrhea as one of the most common symptoms, along with abdominal pain.

Be ready: Questions your healthcare provider may ask

Your healthcare provider is likely to ask you a number of questions about your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history, such as:

  • When did you first notice your symptoms?
  • Do your symptoms come and go or stay about the same?
  • Does anything seem to trigger your symptoms, such as certain foods or stress?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with a food allergy or with lactose intolerance?
  • Have you been diagnosed with any other medical conditions?
  • What medicines are you taking, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, herbs, and supplements?
  • Do you have any family history of bowel disorders or colon cancer?

Talk to your healthcare provider to see if VIBERZI is right for you

If you have been diagnosed with IBS-D...

The symptoms of IBS-D can be unpredictable. If you feel frustrated that your symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea keep coming back, tell your healthcare provider how IBS-D is affecting you, and ask if VIBERZI is right for you.

If you think you may have IBS-D...

IBS-D is a multisymptom condition. If you have symptoms like abdominal pain and diarrhea, even if they come and go, be sure to make a list of your symptoms and talk to your healthcare provider to see if you have IBS-D.

If you have IBS-D, VIBERZI may be right for you.