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The average waiting time for all booked cases, including those with alarm symptoms, was as follows: upper endoscopy 27 (range 7-60) days, colonoscopy 29 (range 7-90) days and duodenoscopy/ERCP 13 (range 4-20) days.
Once alarm symptoms have been excluded, the diagnosis of IBS is based upon the presence of characteristic symptoms and changes in stool habits (figure 2 (3,10)).
Meta-analysis: the diagnostic value of alarm symptoms for upper gastrointestinal malignancy.
Under the ACG approach, a patient who gives a history consistent with IBS and has no alarm symptoms or signs--weight loss, fever, rectal bleeding, malnutrition, anemia, a low albumin level, or an elevated WBC--can reasonably be assumed to have IBS and can move straight to a therapeutic trial.
Under the AGO approach, a patient who gives a history consistent with IBS and has no alarm symptoms or signs-weight loss, fever, rectal bleeding malnutrition, anemia, a low albumin level, or an elevated WBC--can reasonably be assumed to have IBS and can move straight to a therapeutic trial.
Red flags or FGID alarm symptoms include multiple organ involvement, gastrointestinal Needing, weight loss, mouth ulcers, and liver disease.
Early endoscopy for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) without alarm symptoms does not improve symptoms or quality of life, though it does increase costs.
Worrying about wasting your GP's time is stopping people reporting cancer alarm symptoms, says a University of Surrey study in the British Journal of Clinical Practice.