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Can anxiety cause Ibs?

Has anyone else’s IBS started due to their anxiety? My doctor said this was the case for me but I suffer health anxiety so much I’m convinced it’s bowel cancer I’m only 25 so I really hope it’s not the case

  1. Anxiety can absolutely trigger IBS symptoms. It's my biggest trigger, too, and I get can a bad flare from just being anxious, even if I didn't eat any trigger foods. Once my anxiety calms down, I instantly feel better.
    Have you talked to your doctor about your fears? If this stresses you out so much, I would ask him to perform some tests to reassure you.
    Sending hugs, Karina (team member)

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