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Is irritable bowel syndrome a risk factor for developing colorectal cancer?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Unless ibs diagnosis has been made incorrectly and your symptoms are actually a manifestation of early or precancerous bowel changes.
If you have never had a recent colonosocpy, might consider it depending on your age and history.

In brief: No

Unless ibs diagnosis has been made incorrectly and your symptoms are actually a manifestation of early or precancerous bowel changes.
If you have never had a recent colonosocpy, might consider it depending on your age and history.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Ibs is not directly related to colorectal cancer, however, the symptoms of IBS can sometimes delay an evaluation for colorectal cancer.

In brief: No

Ibs is not directly related to colorectal cancer, however, the symptoms of IBS can sometimes delay an evaluation for colorectal cancer.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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