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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can ibs cause steatorrhea, anaemia, mild non specific changes on colonoscopy and mild inflammation on endoscope biopsies? no parasites. thank you.

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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 37 years experience
Usually not: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is associated with crampy abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea alternating with constipation, but unlike inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) does not typically cause steatorhea, anemia or endoscopic findings.
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