Are There Any Tools To Detect The Severity Of IBS (Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome)?
I was diagnosed with IBS (Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome) 2 years ago. The question is, is there a tool to detect the severity of IBS besides colonoscopy? And whether this disease can be cured?
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Previously, it actually needs to be ascertained in advance whether your condition is actually IBS or IBD, because the length of IBS is Irritable bowel syndrome and the continuation of IBD is Inflammatory bowel disease. This condition may indeed sound similar and can be reversed in ordinary people, but in reality this is a very different condition.
In brief, IBS is the emergence of symptoms of disorders of the digestive system such as flatulence, diarrhea, fatigue, back pain, rapid satiety, difficulty defecating, heartburn in the chest and so on which lasts for at least three months without apparent cause. While IBD, in the Indonesian language is called inflammation of the intestine, and consists of two diseases, namely Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In your condition, we suspect that what you are experiencing is IBD.
In knowing this condition, the most effective way to find out the severity is to look directly at using a colonoscopy. It may be possible to do an x-ray with a contrast agent or ultrasound that can be more comfortable for the patient, but it will not be as accurate when seen directly.
Then regarding curable or not, both IBS and IBD, both are chronic diseases and can last very long and are difficult to cure. This is because the cause is still unknown. Treatment options are usually in the form of surgery, but that is usually if it does not work when using routine drugs.
In your case, if you are in doubt about your doctor's decision, you are in fact very entitled to seek opinions from other similar specialist doctors, but our answers do not fall into the second opinion category. This is because valid answers are those from doctors who have done a direct examination, while we cannot even confirm whether you have IBS or IBD. Therefore, check yourself, and if the second doctor also says the same thing, that is indeed what it is and you should follow it for your own good. So, hopefully answering your question.