Symptom Checker

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About the patient

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Please note that all questions should be answered from the perspective of the person in question.

What is your/their gender?

Locating the pain

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Where is the pain at the moment?

Describing the pain

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At the moment, how would you describe the pain?
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Timings

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When did the pain begin?

Specific symptoms

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Please select the symptoms from the list below.
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Please note that diagnosis of IBD is not based on symptoms alone and requires expert medical investigation. Always speak to your doctor if you are worried about your symptoms.

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This symptom checker is for people age 18 years and over.

If you are enquiring for a child under 18, please speak to your local healthcare professional.

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This symptom checker is only for pain in the lower abdomen (Lower part of the stomach area).

If the pain is being experienced in the upper abdomen, please speak to your local healthcare professional.

Your Results

Based on your answers, you should seek immediate medical attention.

The Symptom Checker is unable to determine whether your symptoms are similar to IBD. Find your local emergency medical number by visiting this website

Your Results

The symptoms you have are not typical of someone with active IBD.

(People with IBD have active (flare-up) phases, together with calmer periods (remission) where the symptoms are greatly reduced or absent.)

Please see your doctor to further investigate your symptoms. Taking a copy of the Symptom Checker results PDF may help you in your discussion with him/her.

Please note that the diagnosis of IBD is not based on symptoms alone and requires expert medical investigation. Always speak to a doctor if you are worried about your symptoms or think you may have IBD.

  1. Download and print your answers from the Symptom Checker to take with you to the doctor

Your Results

Some of your symptoms are similar to those of IBD.

Please note that the diagnosis of IBD cannot be made on the basis of symptoms alone and further investigation will be needed to determine whether you have IBD. Please see your doctor, taking a copy of the Symptom Checker results PDF with you, as described below.

What to do now:

  1. Call your doctor and arrange an appointment
  2. Download and print your answers from the Symptom Checker to take with you to the doctor
  3. Learn more about IBD By visiting these pages of our website:

Before you go…

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Having any kind of bowel symptoms can be worrying. We built this Symptom Checker to help you to record your symptoms and identify when you should speak to your local healthcare professional.

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