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Does IBS turn into colitis?

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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No. IBS is a functional disorder causing symptoms like pain and diarrhea in the absence of inflammation.
Ulcerative colitis is an immune mediated inflammatory disease causing tissue destruction. IBS does not lead to colitis.

In brief: No

No. IBS is a functional disorder causing symptoms like pain and diarrhea in the absence of inflammation.
Ulcerative colitis is an immune mediated inflammatory disease causing tissue destruction. IBS does not lead to colitis.
Dr. David Ziring
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

There is no evidence that IBS causes or will turn into colitis.
The major difference between ulcerative colitis and IBS is that ulcerative colitis causes visible inflammation and sores along the top lining of the large intestine and rectum, whereas in IBS there is no visible tissue inflammation.

In brief: No

There is no evidence that IBS causes or will turn into colitis.
The major difference between ulcerative colitis and IBS is that ulcerative colitis causes visible inflammation and sores along the top lining of the large intestine and rectum, whereas in IBS there is no visible tissue inflammation.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies

Some people who have what they think is simply ibs may have other conditions such as ulcerative colitis, for example.
I would encourage you to be checked. Thank you for your question.

In brief: Varies

Some people who have what they think is simply ibs may have other conditions such as ulcerative colitis, for example.
I would encourage you to be checked. Thank you for your question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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