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Cedar Rapids, IA
A 37-year-old female asked:

Diarrhea w/ blood, nausea and abdominal pain x/5 months. egd/colonoscopy show inflammation in lower esophagus, stomach lining and inflammatory polyp in transverse colon. diagnosed with ibs-d but ibd info says does not cause inflammation? or visible?

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Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 41 years experience
Abbreviation does not clarify things, but I would say that Irritable Bowel Syndrome is different from Inflammatory Bowel disease like Crohn's disease that has inflammation of the bowels. EGD and colonoscopy being done suggest you were evaluated by a gastroenterologist and they had biopsies done that could help in diagnosis. You may want to see a second opinion if you still have no relief given tim
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