Questions to diagnose if you are suffering from IBS
1. In the last 3 months, did you have continuous or recurring abdominal pain or discomfort?

2. Have you had this discomfort or pain 6 months or longer?     

3. Does this discomfort or pain get better or stop after you have a bowel movement?

4. When this discomfort or pain starts, do you have more frequent bowel movements?

5. When this discomfort or pain starts, do you have less frequent bowel movements?

6. When this discomfort or pain starts, are your stools looser?
  

7. When this discomfort or pain starts, do you have harder stools?

8. Have you had more than 3 bowel movements a day or fewer than 3 bowel movements per week?

9. In the last 3 months, how often did you have hard or lumpy stools?

10. In the last 3 months, how often did you have loose, mushy or watery stools?

11. In the last 3 months, how often did you have difficulty or straining having a bowel movement?

12. In the last 3 months, how often did you have an incomplete emptying feeling that you have not finished?

13. In the last 3 months, how often did you feel that you had to rush to the bathroom as soon as you got the urge to have a bowel movement?

14. In the last 3 months, how often did you feel bloated or that the abdomen was distended?

15. In the last 3 months, how often have you see mucus in the stool (white, stringy or foamy bubbles)?

16. Has this pain limited or restricted your ability to work or go to social events?

17. What is your predominant symptom?