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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause serious harm to intestines?

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Dr. Sean O Donovan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

By definition, ibs is characterized by normal appearing bowel lining, but it's symptoms can be quite disabling.
Diseased appearing bowel lining usually means a different diagnosis like ibd ( crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, behcet's for example).

In brief: No

By definition, ibs is characterized by normal appearing bowel lining, but it's symptoms can be quite disabling.
Diseased appearing bowel lining usually means a different diagnosis like ibd ( crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, behcet's for example).
Dr. Sean O Donovan
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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

You may feel some serious pain and other GI complaints, but there's no proof of any physical harm to the intestines.

In brief: No

You may feel some serious pain and other GI complaints, but there's no proof of any physical harm to the intestines.
Dr. Ray Holt
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