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A 31-year-old female asked:

how does the doctor tell if you have food intolerance, ibs or ibd? symptoms always triggered by certain food types. 31/f. tests on 1st visit?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Food intolerance: Sounds like food intolerance and would avoid those that do it.

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