Without any further tests?
This week I had my initial consultation with a lovely gastroenterologist. I had written all my symptoms down for him. He asked me lots of questions including the standard red flag symptoms, passing blood? weight loss etc? My gp had felt my tummy and done a ceoliac blood test (negative).
The gastroenterologist concluded that my symptoms were indeed IBS which, in his opinion are caused by my anxiety/ocd and food intolerances. He has recommended experimenting with my diet for the intolerances and antidepressants for my anxiety/ocd.
Thing is (and this is my anxiety talking!!) I worry that as no tests are going to be performed that how can he be certain it's 'just' IBS.
Has anyone else been diagnosed without any major tests?
Sorry to ask but my IBS controls my life and I worry constantly it's something else 🙄😬