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Does irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) actually exist or is it a diagnosis given when a real cause can’t be found?

While it’s true that IBS is only diagnosed after eliminating “real” causes of a patient’s symptoms, it’s also true that IBS exists on its own right, and may be the end result of a number of various issues (e.g. preceding episodes of gastroenteritis, small bowel bacterial overgrowth, etc.). June, 2013