Assessment

Before starting our IBS program - We recommend you are properly investigated and screened for the following diseases that may mimic IBS and require specific  treatment that is different to the IBS program. This involves stool testing, blood testing, gastroscopyand colonoscopy. Dr Froomes performs all these tests at his clinic and can assist you and provide these services for you if needed.

Disease Screening

1. Bowel Parasites   

2. Coeliac Disease   

3. Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Micoscopic Colitis   

4. Diverticulosis, Bowel Cancer  

5. Pancreatic Insufficiency

Once these diseases have been excluded, it is often valuable to test for fructose and lactose malabsorption, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), leaky gut and gut bacterial dysbiosis. These tests listed below involve a urine test, a stool test and breath tests.

IBS workup

1. Lactulose/Mannitol Intestinal Permeability Test            

2. Faecal Bioscreen        

3. Lactose, Fructose, Glucose Breath Tests

If you need help ordering any of these tests, we can send you out request forms, we can send you out home kits and assist you in ordering and interpreting the results of theses tests. Changes to your IBS program can then be individualised depending on the results. If you cannot afford theses tests, then you will follow the IBS program as it stands.

Call us on 9331 3122 or email us at admin@drpaulfroomes.com.au.