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colon cancer vs irritable bowel syndrome

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: Except many of the symptoms of IBS could actually be indicative of a colon cancer and many dietary irregularities associated with IBS can themselves i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not really: Except many of the symptoms of IBS could actually be indicative of a colon cancer and many dietary irregularities associated with IBS can themselves i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Ibs does not lead to colon cancer. However, IBS type symptoms may obscure symptoms of colon cancer. So any change in your symptoms should be discussed ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Sometimes yes: Consult your doctor about your risks of cancer. Only way to know for sure is to get colonoscopy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
IBS has no lesion: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. Inc ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not likely: Not nausea especially.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Muscle strain: What you are describing sounds more like a muscle strain that would be consistent with recently moving furniture. Watch for a rash that may develop as ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Please clarify: Short bowel syndrome results from removal of a significant portion of the small intestine, which is responsible for nutrient absorption. Symptoms inc ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: No. Irritable bowel is mot a risk factor for colon cancer.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Ibs is not directly related to colorectal cancer, however, the symptoms of IBS can sometimes delay an evaluation for colorectal cancer.
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