Inflammatory Bowel Disease vs Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Meet Frank. Frank is a fictional character who has not been feeling well lately.  He goes to the doctor because he thinks he is suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) but the doctor says “no” – its more likely that Frank has irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

What is the difference between these IBD and IBS? See a video from the Mayo clinic here.

Because the two conditions share some some similar discomfort in the same general area of the body, lots of people confuse the two. In this video, shared by khanacademymedicine, the differences are clearly explained.

Wondering about IBD symptoms? Here’s a list of 8 symptoms you should be aware of.

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