A 38-year-old female asked:
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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
51 years experience Rheumatology
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.
Answered on Aug 10, 2015
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
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.
Answered on Mar 16, 2017
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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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