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Does IBS lead to colon or rectal cancer?

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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Probably not

Ibs probably does not lead to colon or rectal cancer.
Certainly, no studies have found this. However, some of the symptoms of ibs, particularly ibs with constipation, may delay diagnosis of colon and rectal cancer. It may be harder to notice a change in bowel habits when your bowel habits change from day to day.

In brief: Probably not

Ibs probably does not lead to colon or rectal cancer.
Certainly, no studies have found this. However, some of the symptoms of ibs, particularly ibs with constipation, may delay diagnosis of colon and rectal cancer. It may be harder to notice a change in bowel habits when your bowel habits change from day to day.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: No

While the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) can be severe and very distressing, IBS does not lead to colorectal cancer.
People who have IBS have the same risk of developing polyps in the colon as other people of average risk for developing colorectal cancer.

In brief: No

While the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) can be severe and very distressing, IBS does not lead to colorectal cancer.
People who have IBS have the same risk of developing polyps in the colon as other people of average risk for developing colorectal cancer.
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