Endometriosis commonly misdiagnosed as IBS

Women diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may actually have endometriosis, say a team of Australian and New Zealand gastroenterologists.

But the good news is that a low-FODMAP (fermentable, oligo-, di-, mono-saccharides and polyols) diet appears to work for both conditions.

This is the first study to note the common occurrence of endometriosis (36%) in those diagnosed with IBS.

“It has been suggested that IBS may, in many, be a manifestation of endometriosis, with up to 90% of women with histologically confirmed endometriosis having gastrointestinal