A 47-year-old member asked:
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can i have both ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: The symptoms can be very similar. If you have not done so already, see a gastroenterologist.
Answered on Apr 18, 2013
Dr. Mark Mattar
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes : There is an overlap between patients who have ibd and ibs.
Answered on May 18, 2013

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