The symptoms of IBS may come and go over a period of many years. Over time and with guidance, you will get to know your IBS, what usually sets it off and how you can best manage it.
But it is always wise to see your doctor when your symptoms first start so that he or she can rule out other conditions such as Coeliac Disease or Crohn’s Disease. Thereafter, you do not need to go to your doctor every time you suffer an attack. You should only go to your GP when there is a change in your normal pattern or your symptoms are unusually disabling. These BSL health clips were produced by SignHealth with help and information from The IBS Network. If you need more information or advice, visit www.theibsnetwork.org