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Does IBS cause weight loss or joint paint? Can it also cause no appetite?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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In brief: Yes

24y female has chronic joint & neck pain, loss of appetite, & weight loss & wants to know if these symptoms can be related to IBS.

In brief: Yes

24y female has chronic joint & neck pain, loss of appetite, & weight loss & wants to know if these symptoms can be related to IBS.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
IBS symptoms in young females often associated with Hypermobility Syndrome, HS, which is common & usually inherited along the female family line. Sacroiliac joint laxity of HS increases at time of menses; impinging presacral plexus; causing intestinal dysautonomia/dysfunction labeled IBS.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
My estimation is that about 15% of women are born with genetic variation of benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS. These women are "double jointed" & flexible; have pelvises more easily injured by falls, lifting accidents, MVA's & childbirths. There are varying degrees of JHS penetrance.
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