Which clinical history findings suggest a diagnosis other than irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Updated: Dec 30, 2019
  • Author: Mohammad F El-Baba, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Answer

The following clinical features should alert the physician to the possibility of a disorder other than irritable bowel syndrome:

  • Frequent awakening by symptoms

  • Steady progressive course

  • Fever

  • Weight loss

  • Arthritis

  • Rectal bleeding

  • Persistent vomiting


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