Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

IBS. IBS generally does not cause weight loss and this is one of the clues we use to distinguish it from inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, malignancy, other diarrhea casesetc. Obviously if a patient with IBS purposely withholds calories in an effort to control symptoms, weight loss will occur. If you have otherwise unintended weight loss you should be evaluated by your physician for diagnosis.

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Weight loss. weight-loss is not a normal symptom of IBS. If you have persistent unexpected weight loss, you should discuss this with your doctor. Good luck. Read more...

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause severe tingling in the feet?

Unlikely. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is unlikely to cause tingling of the legs. IBS will cause abdominal pain, bloating, alternating stool patterns but should not cause tingling of the legs. If this continues or worsens you should seek medical attention. . Read more...