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How likely is it that irritable bowel syndrome causes diverticulosis?

Possible. There is some evidence in medical literature that some type of Irritable bower syndrome, which has multiple names and variations, may predispose some patients to develop diverticulosis. Pl see the link provided and get youself checked by a GI doctor for a thorogh evaluation. Read more...
Contributing factor. Diverticula are small pouches protruding through the intestinal membrane. Diverticulosis appears to be associated with a low fiber diet, constipation and obesity. If the irritable bowel syndrome is presenting with constipation, it might be contributing to the formation of diverticulosis. Read more...

Can you let me know is irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulosis the same thing?

NO. Diverticulosis is the outpouching that occurs on the colon, usually the sigmoid, of first world people. Primarily due to a higher fat, lower fibre diet. Ibs is a non-defined collection of symptoms, where no definitive cause is identified. It's not a "disease" in the truest sense, and neither is diverticulosis, which is a description of the colon wall. Good luck. Read more...
Structure/Function. Diverticulosis is an issue with the formation of outpouchings in the colon which can bleed or become infected. IBS is considered a functional issue, a hypersensitivity of the intestines to normal stimuli. Read more...

What are symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis?

Different. These are different conditions. Irritable bowel is a chronic condition of abdominal bloating & cramping with alternating diarrhea & constipation controlled with diet & high fiber foods. Diverticulitis is an active infection of small pouches on the colon needing antibiotic treatment. Read more...

Diverticulitis and diverticulitis commonly associated with irritable bowel syndrome?

Not really. Although there are some common symptoms between these, one doesn't cause the other. Read more...
Sometimes. People who carry the diagnosis of ibs are actually diverticular patients and have had an incorrect diagnosis. See a colorectal surgeon for evaluation and opinion on management. Read more...

Which pains does irritable bowel syndrome cause?

Usually crampy. Abdominal pains, bloating and diarrhea, constipation or both. That being said, many other diagnoses can present the same way, so you need a thorough history and exam and possible diagnostic testing to correctly make a diagnosis. Read more...

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

IBS. IBS generally does not cause weight loss and this is one of the clues we use to distinguish it from inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, malignancy, other diarrhea casesetc. Obviously if a patient with IBS purposely withholds calories in an effort to control symptoms, weight loss will occur. If you have otherwise unintended weight loss you should be evaluated by your physician for diagnosis. Read more...

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Weight loss. weight-loss is not a normal symptom of IBS. If you have persistent unexpected weight loss, you should discuss this with your doctor. Good luck. Read more...

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause severe tingling in the feet?

Unlikely. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unlikely to cause tingling of the legs. IBS will cause abdominal pain, bloating, alternating stool patterns but should not cause tingling of the legs. If this continues or worsens you should seek medical attention. . Read more...