A 37-year-old member asked:
does irritable bowel syndrome eventually lead to colon cancer?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ronald Kline answered
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 with your doctor.
Answered on Apr 15, 2016
Dr. Carla Enriquez answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: Irritable bowel syndrome is a result of either anxiety or diet. Inflammatory bowel syndrome is more likely to increase risk for cancer. See national digestive diseases information clearinghouse see: www.Digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs.
Answered on Mar 5, 2016
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