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Myth - Crohn’s Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are the same

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That is not true. They both affect parts of the gastrointestinal tract and may have the same symptoms such as persistent diarrhea. But that’s where the similarities end. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation in the GI tract, but IBS doesn’t cause inflammation at all. IBS affects muscle contractions in the colon.