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Can IBS cause a drastic weight loss?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc.
As you know, many of these characterize IBS, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, & functional disorders. Involuntary weight loss obligates further evaluation & should not be ascribed to IBS alone.

In brief: Check everything!

The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc.
As you know, many of these characterize IBS, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, & functional disorders. Involuntary weight loss obligates further evaluation & should not be ascribed to IBS alone.
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