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Is irritable bowel syndrome associated with infertility?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Like any chronic stress condition, ibs can affect ovulation fertility.
Ibs rarely is associated with scar tissue and damage to fallopian tubes and uterus. Pregnancy is easiest to achieve when the illness is quiescent. A careful review of diet and nutrition is a good idea with ibs.

In brief: Yes

Like any chronic stress condition, ibs can affect ovulation fertility.
Ibs rarely is associated with scar tissue and damage to fallopian tubes and uterus. Pregnancy is easiest to achieve when the illness is quiescent. A careful review of diet and nutrition is a good idea with ibs.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Ibs is more a collection of symptoms than it is a diagnosis with known cause.
Some recent studies seem to show that IBS may be related to food allergies (most commonly lactose or gluten), overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the bowel or a condition that makes the nerves of the bowel overly sensitive. None of these are related in any way to ability to get pregnancy.

In brief: No

Ibs is more a collection of symptoms than it is a diagnosis with known cause.
Some recent studies seem to show that IBS may be related to food allergies (most commonly lactose or gluten), overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the bowel or a condition that makes the nerves of the bowel overly sensitive. None of these are related in any way to ability to get pregnancy.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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