If you are suffering from bloating, gas, and digestive discomfort then it will be important to you to find out what is causing your symptoms. Getting peace of mind by ruling out some of the more serious conditions can leave you free to focus on managing your condition through diet and lifestyle changes.
Irritable bowels are on the rise and doctors offices are full of people who have problems with their digestion causing mild to severe symptoms. Some conditions are serious and others less so, so it is important to diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Bowel cancer is a big killer in the UK, being the third most common type of cancer in men and women. It is essential to catch it early, or even before it has started to develop.
The problem with diagnosing gut and bowel discomfort is that the symptoms can be similar for innocent condtions like IBS, and more serious conditions like bowel cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. This is why many of our tests are used to rule-out the more serious conditions, especially if you suspect IBS.
If your symptoms include blood in your stool, then please see your doctor - it is important that this is investigated early.