It’s Time to See a Doctor if You Suffer From the Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If you have recurrent bouts of abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, it’s time to see a doctor.
Did you know that there are no tests to identify irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and it’s diagnosed based on a defined pattern of signs and symptoms.
If irritable bowel syndrome prevents you from working, you may be entitled to long term disability benefits if you purchased a disability policy from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer.
The typical signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are:
- Pain or discomfort in your belly;
- Pain or discomfort that happens several days or more per month over at least the last three month; and
- Is related to changes in the way that your bowel moves, meaning that if you have pain or discomfort that gets better after a bowel movement and/or happens when a bowel movement because more or less often when stools are getting harder or softer, you might have irritable bowel syndrome.
Other common symptoms include:
- Early feeling of fullness
- Upper belly discomfort
- Pain that comes or goes with gas
- Feeling of urgency and need to find a restroom
- Mucus in your stool
- Incomplete bowel empty
Your testing might be negative, that’s not uncommon and the doctor may diagnose you with IBS just based on your signs and symptoms.
Need Help from a Irritable Bowel Syndrome Long Term Disability Lawyer?
Unfortunately, long term disability carriers don’t make it easy for people that have irritable bowel syndrome to get the disability benefits that they purchased. If your irritable bowel syndrome makes it impossible for you to work and you have been denied your long term disability benefits, Nancy Cavey, of Cavey and Barrett, a Irritable Bowel Syndrome Long Term Disability Lawyer, can help you cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits no matter where you live in the United States.
Have a claim? Call us today 1-727-894-3188.