11 doctors weighed in:
Can you die from inflammatory bowel disease?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
But this is not common these days.
However if the inflammatory process is not treated it can cause severe malnutriton, weight loss, anemia, and possibly progress to toxic megacolon and perforation which is fatal if not diagnosed and treated promptly.

In brief: Yes
But this is not common these days.
However if the inflammatory process is not treated it can cause severe malnutriton, weight loss, anemia, and possibly progress to toxic megacolon and perforation which is fatal if not diagnosed and treated promptly.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Jason Bodzin
Death from IBD is rare in modern times. The main causes leading to death is the combination of steroids and narcotics. Doctors have to be strong and avoid long-term steroids in almost all cases. Narcotic use should be limited to brief periods of pre- or post-op use. Surgery will frequently save patients from narcotic dependence if offered in a timely fasion.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
It is possible but recent literature suggests that overall mortality with ibd is similar to that of the general population.
Morbidity on the other hand is greatly increased.

In brief: Possible
It is possible but recent literature suggests that overall mortality with ibd is similar to that of the general population.
Morbidity on the other hand is greatly increased.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
But unlikely especially with advancements in treatment.
Recent epidemiological studie suggest that the overall mortality in patients with ibd is not increased when compare to the general population.

In brief: Yes
But unlikely especially with advancements in treatment.
Recent epidemiological studie suggest that the overall mortality in patients with ibd is not increased when compare to the general population.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
In brief: Complications.
One can die from complications of ibd. www.drlugo.com.

In brief: Complications.
One can die from complications of ibd. www.drlugo.com.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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