IBS Myths and Facts

  • A common sign of IBS is frequent:

     

    A. Abdominal pain

     

    B. Gas

     

    C. Bloating

     

    D. Diarrhea

     

    E. All of the above

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  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the same as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • IBS is a common disorder.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • Everyone with IBS has diarrhea.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • Doctors need to run a lot of tests to diagnose IBS.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • Stress plays a role in triggering IBS symptoms.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • There is a special IBS diet that relieves symptoms for most people.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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  • Which foods or drinks are most likely to cause IBS symptoms?

     

    A. Fatty foods

     

    B. Dairy products

     

    C. Coffee and tea

     

    D. Wheat, rye, or barley

     

    E. Alcohol

     

    F. Any of the above

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  • What type of medicines can treat IBS?

     

    A. Medicines for constipation

     

    B. Medicines for diarrhea

     

    C. Medicines that control muscle spasms

     

    D. Medicines that also treat depression

     

    E. All of the above

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  • It's normal to lose a lot of weight when IBS flares up.

     

    A. Myth

     

    B. Fact

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