Irritable bowel syndrome: Symptoms could be a sign of endometriosis


The last resort to confirm diagnosis is when a doctor may recommend an upper endoscopy or colonoscopy. These are testing methods that allow your doctor to view the lining of the oesophagus, stomach, and colon to identify any irregularities.

Snowdon-Darling also told us: “IBS and Endometriosis can both cause bloating, lower bowel pain and constipation. This is because Endometriosis can grow onto the bowel itself and also because the hormones that cause it are also the same hormones behind the cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.“

However, Irritable Bowel Syndrome should be a “non-diagnosis”.

That means you are only diagnosed with IBS when no other cause can be found. If women are spending years being given a diagnosis of IBS and in fact have Endometriosis it suggests that there wasn’t a full exploration of the cause,” the health expert outlined.



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