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IBS Testing: What Tests Do You Need To Get An IBS Diagnosis? And What Tests You Can Save Your Money On?

Trying to navigate the world of IBS testing can feel overwhelming. You’re not alone. The internet bombards you with claims about tests that “diagnose” or “cure” IBS. But are they legit, or just a waste of money? This episode cuts through the confusion and empowers you with the knowledge you need.

Join Jessie and Brooke as we expose the red flags surrounding bogus IBS tests! We’ll discuss the tests you might encounter online, separate fact from fiction, and guide you towards evidence-based approaches.

We explore in this episode:

  • The commonly done and evidence based tests like colonoscopies, bloodwork, and stool tests, and their role in IBS diagnosis.
  • Less common tests like those for H. pylori, pancreatic insufficiency, and bile acid malabsorption.
  • Tests that are not evidence based and could be a waste of your money.
  • The truth about food sensitivity tests and gut microbiome tests – are they worth the hype?
  • Tune in and learn how to navigate IBS testing with confidence! This episode equips you to work effectively with your doctor and get the answers you deserve.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

💩Symptom tracker: https://poopedia.org/resources

Ready to take control of your gut health? Tune in and let’s get you feeling your best!

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