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Fecal Calprotectin

Does high fecal calprotectin definitely mean idb or ibs? First test has shown levels of 153 and symptoms are diarrhea for months but no pain cramps weight loss or bleeding.
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Dr. Bodhisatwa Choudhuri Kolkata | General Physician
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High fecal calprotectin generally signifies IBD, rather than IBS. It can also be uncommonly high in coeliac disease, infective colitis or colorectal cancer. High level with diarrhoeal symptoms are corroborative of IBD. For confirmation, you will need a colonoscopy.
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