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Should someone avoid marrying someone who has irritable bowel syndrome?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Is it love or fear?
Irritable bowel is neither life-threating nor contagious.
Most often it is quite manageable and people function well with some periods of "flare-ups" etc..Like many other illnesses. If you love the person, learn about this disease and help him/her cope if symptoms are severe. Mild ibs may not need much at all. So, ibs should not be a reason for or not marrying someone. Best of good luck!

In brief: Is it love or fear?
Irritable bowel is neither life-threating nor contagious.
Most often it is quite manageable and people function well with some periods of "flare-ups" etc..Like many other illnesses. If you love the person, learn about this disease and help him/her cope if symptoms are severe. Mild ibs may not need much at all. So, ibs should not be a reason for or not marrying someone. Best of good luck!
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
However, both of you should agree to eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids and be supportive.
Your future spouse and you will benefit froma team approach.

In brief: No
However, both of you should agree to eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids and be supportive.
Your future spouse and you will benefit froma team approach.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Thank
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