ROME II SYMPTOM CRITERIA FOR IBS At least 12 weeks or more, which need not be consecutive, in the preceding 12 months of abdominal discomfort or pain that has two out of three features: 1) Relieved with defecation; and/or 2) Onset associated with a change in frequency of stool; and/or 3) Onset associated with a change in form (appearance) of stool. Other symptoms that are not essential but support the diagnosis of IBS:
Post Edited (7Lil) : 2/27/2007 11:20:17 AM (GMT-7)
thank-you for the quick replies
i have had no pain nor bloating...
i have had this problem going on a little over one month. after i got the test results back, i assumed it would go away...but it continued. this past week, i did have fairly normal bowels (like prior to my mini-depression) but i got sick with the flu which set off some alarms and BOOM, the irregular bowels came into play once again. i still am worried about the accuracy of the test...and im planning on gettin retested within the next couple weeks. also, sometimes it feels like i may need to go to the bathroom, and i go...and nothing happens...im really not sure if my mind is playing games on me?? is this a notmal symptom???