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11-10-2017, 08:23 AM   #1
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IBS or IBD??

Iíve been suffering stomach pain for about 2 years. Itís gotten worse involving abdominal pain, severe cramping, mucus and diarrhea, low-grade fevers, and over 70 pounds of weight loss. Recently just had an endoscope and colonoscopy that found gastritis and duodenitis along with the colonoscopy showing I had terminal ileum inflammation along with these bumps on the inside. Are these regular IBS syptoms? Or should I see someone else for another opinion
11-10-2017, 10:05 AM   #2
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IBS does not cause inflammation or ulcers, does not damage the intestines. I would get a second opinion.
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11-10-2017, 06:07 PM   #3
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Definitely not IBS. I would say sounds pretty classic Crohnís but there could be other potential causes.
11-10-2017, 06:16 PM   #4
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I agree, you should get a second opinion. Something is definitely going on that needs to be treated.
11-10-2017, 07:09 PM   #5
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Get another opinion.
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11-11-2017, 05:15 AM   #6
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Hello,

Thanks for posting!

I have to agree with everyone else and say push further. IBS is an easy way out for doctors but itís also a functional disorder and does not a physically inflaming or damaging characteristics.

I have the same visible signs as you - terminal ileum inflammation and ulcers as well as inflammation in stomach and duodenum, and thank goodness IBS hasnít come up since that finding. My diagnosis has not yet been changed conclusive, but Iím just glad itís never been defined as IBS. I think I would have gone crazy at my poor doctor if they said that to me.

Best of luck with your second opinion!
11-11-2017, 12:21 PM   #7
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Get another opinion, IBS is milder and does not create the symptoms and damage you are describing.
11-19-2017, 10:44 AM   #8
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Welcome to the community. As others said, it is DEFINITELY NOT IBS as there is not inflammation associated with IBS. If your gastro was unsure, definitely find a new GI doc.

Did they put you on any medications?
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11-19-2017, 09:57 PM   #9
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Iíve been suffering stomach pain for about 2 years. Itís gotten worse involving abdominal pain, severe cramping, mucus and diarrhea, low-grade fevers, and over 70 pounds of weight loss. Recently just had an endoscope and colonoscopy that found gastritis and duodenitis along with the colonoscopy showing I had terminal ileum inflammation along with these bumps on the inside. Are these regular IBS syptoms? Or should I see someone else for another opinion
I have severe IBS-M but it doesn't cause weight loss or fevers. I would seek a second opinion - preferably from a GI doctor who specializes in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
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