Many digestive disorders share similar symptoms. The first step in your journey to digestive wellness is to work out exactly what it is that you have. It’s really important that other possibilities are ruled out. This is because other digestive disorders have similar symptoms to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, particularly in the early stages.
Consult your doctor if you notice these signs.
These are not IBS symptoms
- unexplained weight loss;
- fever of unknown origin. Especially if your fever is prolonged or recurring, or occurring as night sweats;
- blood in your stool or on the toilet paper;
- persistent or severe vomiting;
- unexplained changes in bowel habit; or
- any unexplained ulcers
Ruling out other possibilities is the first step to wellness. Digestive disorders often have a similar cluster of symptoms. You won’t begin to feel better if you are receiving treatment for something you don’t have.