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Can irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) cause weight loss or weight gain?

Harsha Vittal, MD
Gastroenterology
Weight loss is not generally associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In this video, gastroenterologist Harsha Vittal, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital says weight gain alone doesn't indicate IBS, but should be considered in the diagnosis. 

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