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Does IBS turn into colitis?

Does IBS turn into colitis?

No: No. IBS is a functional disorder causing symptoms like pain and diarrhea in the absence of inflammation. Ulcerative colitis is an immune mediated inflammatory disease causing tissue destruction. IBS does not lead to colitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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What are the signs of IBS or colitis?

What are the signs of IBS or colitis?

Varies: Colitis may present with pain, cramping, blood or mucous in stool, even fever. Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is a generic description of symptoms not attributed to any one isolated process. These symptoms can include irregularity, bloating , nausea, vague pains or cramps. I recommend my ibs patients (again, there's no true disease here) eat well, drink plenty of fluids, and eat yogurt. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colitis and ibs? Are they the same?

What is the difference between colitis and ibs? Are they the same?

Depends: Do you mean ibs to be irritable bowel syndrome? That is a condition of abdominal bloating & cramping with alternating diarrhea & constipation. May be malfunction of the muscle wall of the intestine. Colitis is an actual inflammatory process of the wall or lining of the colon with diarrhea, fevers, colon ulcers & bleeding. Can be from infection or other inflammation. Needs medication to treat. ...Read more

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What is the difference between IBS and microscopic colitis?

Micro colitis vs IBS: Microscopic colitis refers to 2 med conditions causing diarrhea: collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis--conditions characterized by this triad of clinicopathological features: 1. Chronic watery diarrhea; 2. Normal colonoscopy; 3. Characteristic histopathology. Whereas in ibs diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate. This diarrhea etiology is different from micro colit. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are any good prescription medication for colitis/ibs?

Yes: There is no lack of good medication for colitis and/or ibs. My advice is work with your doctor who you can trust for evaluation and specific treatment. At times, you may need GI consultation. This is what they are trained to do. Stay well! ...Read more

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Can IBS be mistaken for ulcerative colitis?

Yes, on physical: Exam alone. Colonoscopy will almost always differentiate between the two. Consult a GI specialist for specific recommendation re: when you need to have this test. ...Read more

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Can you get ulcerative colitis from ibs?

Can you get  ulcerative colitis from ibs?

No: Ibs does not cause you to develop uc. However many patients with uc also suffer concurrently with ibs symptoms (for reasons unknown). ...Read more

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How to determine between ulcerative colitis from ibs?

How to determine between ulcerative colitis from ibs?

Testing: Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel syndrome. Ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease make up this autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease. Ulcerative colitis may have other signs and symptoms for you to look for besides bowel issues. See your doctor. He/she will ask about other family members with ibd. A colonoscopy may be required. Also consider celiac disease. A test exists. ...Read more

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Can you get ulcerative colitis from IBS if so what's the likely hood of it happening?

Can you get ulcerative colitis from IBS if so what's the likely hood of it happening?

No: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a functional GI disorder, meaning symptoms are caused by changes in how the GI tract works. People with a functional GI disorder have frequent symptoms; however, the GI tract does not become damaged. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, in which the lining becomes inflamed and develop open sores, or ulcers, that produce pain. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more