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Q&A with Dr. Nandi 3  – Could Some Other Condition Cause IBS Symptoms?

Q&A with Dr. Nandi 3 – Could Some Other Condition Cause IBS Symptoms?

Living with IBS is difficult, and effectively managing symptoms can be extremely complicated. Often times, there are more questions than answers, leaving people feeling frustrated and even helpless. In this four part Q&A video series, I will be addressing some burning questions about IBS:

  1. Should You See a Primary Care Physician or Gastroenterologist For IBS?
  2. Is the Medical Community More Aware About Effective Management Strategies for IBS?
  3. Could Other Conditions Cause IBS Symptoms?
  4. What’s the Best Way to Manage IBS?

Tune in to part 3, where I talk about the some of the illnesses that mimic the symptoms of IBS. Do you ever wonder if you really have IBS or if its something else? Comment below to let us know!

Neil Nandi, MD, FACP is a renowned Gastroenterologist who has dedicated his career to the management, research and education of those afflicted with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis.

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.


  • Leeroberts12
    1 year ago

    Every time we travel my IBS acts up. I take medicine daily for it. I also use peppermint tablets to help with the indigestion problems. It usually starts off with uncontrollable gas and then sudden bursts of running to the bathroom. Any advice would be helpful.

  • DorisE
    1 year ago

    Thankyou. I feel that IBS has so very many questions to be asked and answered. For myself I think I would have coped better had there been a test, a diagnosis, and medications… but for so many years the symptoms, tests, causes, treatments have largely been ignored, misdiagnosed, and hard to pin down. It feels like I really dont know if its IBD D or something else.. as you say. My former GP was not interested, and the Gastroenterologist said take up to eight Imo—m a day. Plus my GP used to say… stay off the Internet. Well, were it not for sites such as this and others I would feel isolated and trying to cope on my own. I realize Drs cannot cope with the tremendous increase in patients… but would be helpful if we could be under the care of an IBS IBD specialist, not just have a colonoscopy and be sent back to our GP to deal with. Even the gastroenterologists are swamped and dealing with other bowel issues such as cancer…and csnnit take us on long term… so please continue to be a guiding light for us.

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