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Are there causes of ibs that can be dangerous?

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Dr. Roberto Saez
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Unless inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis ) were overlooked nothing else is likely dangerous.

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A 19-year-old member asked:

Why do I have ibs? What causes it?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
No one knows: May be an issue in the "wiring" of the gut. Sometimes occurs after a GI infection: viral, bacterial, parasitic. Can be associated with things like migraine, anxiety, female sex, hormonal flux and sensitivity, family history. Can have food, emotional, hormonal triggers.
Dr. Daniel Kessler
Family Medicine 15 years experience
It always needs to be an individualized approach in conjunction with a Gastroenterologist to come up with right reason why bowels are irritable. Sometimes you may start with an elimination diet to listen to your body which foods may aggravate you. Best Wishes.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

What causes ibs?

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
IBS: No real known causes.

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