Expert Video - Can IBS cause IBD or cancer?

Irritable bowel syndrome expert Dr. Shanti Eswaran discusses whether IBS can lead to cancer or irritable bowel disease (IBD). She discusses the differences that can be seen with a colonoscopy, as well as how different gastrointestinal disorders can exist together. Dr. Eswaran shares what signs to tell your doctor about, including any bleeding, weight loss, or new abdominal or bowel symptoms.

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This educational activity has been developed by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie, Ardelyx, and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals.

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