How Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Differ From IBD?
Many of the symptoms are similar between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but are treated differently. Learn more from Dr. Eugene Yen of NorthShore University HealthSystem about the difference between IBD and IBS.
What is the difference between IBD and IBS? Also in colitis and Crohn's disease is often confused with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
or IBS another condition that relates to symptoms of the bowel. The difference between those two conditions is that Irritable Bowel
Syndrome generally does not involve inflammation in the lining of the colon. What makes it more confusing is a lot of of our IBD
or Crohn's and colitis patients also have IBS type symptoms and it's sometimes difficult to distinguish from the two. I tell most
of my patients who have IBD that not always that their GI symptoms are not always from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. But IBS and IBD
are treated somewhat differently and patients with IBS do not need surgery.
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