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How long does ibs last?

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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Intermittently: Intermittently through our you life .... Most people have a waxing a waning symptoms throughout there life.
Dr. Kyle Cologne
Colon and Rectal Surgery 14 years experience
IBS Duration: Ibs is lasts for a lifetime. There is no cure. It results from a hypersensitivity of the intestine to certain foods, stressful situations, or other stimuli. One can control it by avoiding certain foods, such as alcohol, caffeine, or very spicy items. The disease may go through phases of inactivity and exacerbations, but lasts indefinately.

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