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Is irritable bowel syndrome a risk factor for getting colorectal cancer?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
No: No. Irritable bowel is mot a risk factor for colon cancer.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Not in of itself: However poor diet low in fiber and poor fluids worsen ibs and are also contributing factors to the development of colon cancer.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is irritable bowel syndrome a risk factor for developing colorectal cancer?

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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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