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Is ibd hereditary?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If you have a close family relative with inflammatory bowel disease, then you have a 10-20% chance of having it too.

In brief: Yes
If you have a close family relative with inflammatory bowel disease, then you have a 10-20% chance of having it too.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Partially
Ibd has many genetic components so it is too complicated to say for sure what the risk is that relatives will get ibd.
However the risk is definitely elevated above the general population--perhaps a 5-10 fold risk above someone else of your same ethnic background. No screening is necessary but if a family member has GI complaints they should be checked out.

In brief: Partially
Ibd has many genetic components so it is too complicated to say for sure what the risk is that relatives will get ibd.
However the risk is definitely elevated above the general population--perhaps a 5-10 fold risk above someone else of your same ethnic background. No screening is necessary but if a family member has GI complaints they should be checked out.
Dr. Jonah Essers
Dr. Jonah Essers
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Dr. David Ziring
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
In brief: Yes
There is a genetic predisposition to developing IBD, with nearly 175 genetic differences described in Crohn's disease, and about half that in ulcerative colitis.
It is more likely that patients with IBD have family members who are also affected. However, fewer than 10% of offspring will develop IBD.

In brief: Yes
There is a genetic predisposition to developing IBD, with nearly 175 genetic differences described in Crohn's disease, and about half that in ulcerative colitis.
It is more likely that patients with IBD have family members who are also affected. However, fewer than 10% of offspring will develop IBD.
Dr. David Ziring
Dr. David Ziring
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In brief: Some
Some varieties are and others are not. A lot we do not know.

In brief: Some
Some varieties are and others are not. A lot we do not know.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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