A 47-year-old member asked:
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can an inflamed ileum be something other than ibd or ibs?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Ileitis: Ileitis can be secondary to inflammation (crohn's dz), infection ("stomach flu", food poisoning, etc) or ischemia (poor blood supply). Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) will not cause any inflammation of the intestine.
Answered on Jul 22, 2014
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