Welcome to our board! We usually end up telling everyone this, so I thought it would be nice to put it in a "tip", so it would help you in your first post.
Please do not be shy. We have heard it all! Tell us everything you can, in as much detail as you can. Include any and all tests you have had and types of doctors you have seen.
Keep in mind that IBS is an "elimination diagnosis", so we cannot tell you if you have IBS, but we can offer a lot of advice and opinions on what we think it could be, tests we think you should request, things you might try on your own, etc.
We are glad to have you, and we hope we are able to help you!View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.