Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

We can help you live a healthier, happier life.

Abdominal pain, nausea, cramping, persistent bloating, diarrhea and constipation are issues you need to bring to the attention of your doctor. These symptoms are associated with a common condition called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

With IBS, the colon is overly sensitive to the natural contractions that move food through the intestines, causing pain, bloating and strong urges for a bowel movement.

Your doctor may diagnose or suspect IBS based on your medical history and symptoms. You may also need to consult a digestive health specialist to rule out more serious causes.

At Gastroenterology Associates, we are all fellowship-trained specialists in digestive diseases who offer comprehensive testing and treatments for IBS, including colonoscopy, to examine the entire colon, and/or laboratory testing of the blood or stool.

What You Should Know About IBS

While IBS can be frustrating to deal with, it fortunately does not increase your risk of colon cancer or other serious bowel problems. There is no cure, but with an accurate diagnosis and understanding of the foods and situations that trigger your symptoms, you can lead a healthier life—one that is not controlled by your IBS.

We possess the skills and techniques, based on decades of experience, to differentiate the symptoms, and determine if your problem is IBS or something else.

Whatever your diagnosis, we are dedicated to getting you back on track toward living a healthier, and happier life.