Use this guide to detail your symptoms and unique healthcare situation. Bring the guide to your next appointment to start a conversation with your doctor."

Doctor Discussion Guide for Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS)"

Talk with your doctor

When you think there might be something more to your condition, it's important to have an honest conversation with your doctor.



Download and fill out the Doctor Discussion Guide. Use it to detail your symptoms and unique healthcare situation, and bring the completed guide to your next appointment.

The information on these pages is not intended to make a diagnosis or to take the place of talking to a US health care professional. Only a doctor or other trained health care professional can diagnose Short Bowel Syndrome.

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Do you have a preexisting condition, such as Crohn's Disease, or have gone through an event that affects your gastrointestinal health?

2

Have you had surgery to remove part of your intestines?

3

Do you experience gastrointestinal symptoms, like diarrhea?

4

On average, how many bowel movements do you have in a day?

5

Are you receiving parenteral nutrition and/or IV fluids?

6

Do you have a central line or feeding tube?

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Do you have difficulty maintaining your weight?

8

Are you experiencing vomiting?

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Do you experience bloating?

The information on this page is not intended to make a diagnosis or to take the place of talking to a US health care professional. Only a doctor or other trained health care professional can diagnose Short Bowel Syndrome.