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A 38-year-old female asked:

Have severe intestinal pain for 2 years now. had mre of small bowel and colonoscopy w/biopsies, stool samples. all normal. doc says ibs. could this be crohns? i eat bland and still have pain.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Without specifics concerning location, type and relationship to food intake, it is difficult to be precise in an answer. You could obtain a 2nd opinion. I assume you have been screened for celiac disease. One possible cause is a vascular problem.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Eating bland?: Does that include sugar and sweeteners? If so try doing without. Another possibility is milk and milk products including cheese. Agree that most likely diagnosis is ibs.
Dr. Ira Katz
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Agree it is likely IBS, for which there are now treatment's available in addition a bland diet. There are also techniques to look in0 the small bowel if it becomes truly necessary called enteroscopy (including a very low invasive procedure called capsule enteroscopy in addition to ones using a scope). Depending on severity of symptoms and hx you may want to ask your GI if this would be helpful.
Aug 10, 2015

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