Antibiotics after colonoscopy linked with higher risk of subsequent IBS

Antibiotic exposure within 14 days after a screening colonoscopy correlated with an increased chance of subsequent irritable bowel syndrome, according to data from Digestive Disease Week.“Patients that undergo bowel cleansings in conjunction with their colonoscopy appear to have an increasing risk for developing IBS or IBS symptoms if they are also receiving antibiotics at the time of their bowel cleansing,” Ravy K. Vajravelu, MD, MSCE, instructor of medicine, division of gastroenterology; faculty fellow, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School ofRead More

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