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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) | Warning Signs for Gastroenterologist Referral

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) should be referred to a gastroenterologist.

Specialty:

Gastroenterology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags, disease progression, referral and transfer

ICD-10:

K58

Description:

Spiller et al listed clinical findings which may indicate that a patient thought to have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) should be referred to a gastroenterologist for an evaluation. The authors are from the Clinical Services Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology.

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