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Are irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease the same thing?
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Irritable bowel is physiologic and inflammatory bowel disease is pathologic.
The former can make life un-enjoyable, the latter can be life threatening.The two terms are not interchangeable. Differentiating the two is critical to proper medical management.

In brief: No
Irritable bowel is physiologic and inflammatory bowel disease is pathologic.
The former can make life un-enjoyable, the latter can be life threatening.The two terms are not interchangeable. Differentiating the two is critical to proper medical management.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Ibs is purely a functional disorder without any antomic or pathologic cause.
Where as ibd involves dis regulated inflammation of the GI tract with associated symptoms.

In brief: No
Ibs is purely a functional disorder without any antomic or pathologic cause.
Where as ibd involves dis regulated inflammation of the GI tract with associated symptoms.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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