Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) (cont.)
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If a person has the above symptoms, a visit to a doctor is warranted. Although those symptoms can suggest that the person may have inflammatory bowel disease, tests must first be performed to see if they do have IBD. The above symptoms are seen in several other disorders as well, and so the above symptoms alone do not necessarily mean that a person has IBD. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a different disorder that may have symptoms similar to those of IBD.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/2/2015
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