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Barbara Bradley Bolen, Ph.D.

IBS and Emergency Rooms

By November 7, 2012

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In my time writing about IBS, I have heard way too many tales of poor treatment of IBS patients in emergency rooms. This is an outrage! Although I know that emergency room workers have high-stress jobs and are often over-worked as they work in under-staffed units, there is no excuse for treating a patient poorly. In order to help to ensure that you have a good experience should your IBS symptoms get so severe that you feel you need immediate care, I offer these tips:

Have you been to the ER due to your IBS? Share your experience here:

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