Posted 1/15/2011 12:42 PM (GMT -6)
This work has been out for a few years now, and it seems that IBD could be transmissible. There is a higher incidence than chance where both persons in a couple have IBD where one got it first. There are even a few couples on the J pouch site where both have IBD. Does IBD run in families due to genetics or perhaps transmission. My wife was just scoped, as a routine welcome to medicare test, she does not even have a polyp,colon is a clean as a whistle, and that is after living with me having UC for 30 years, her mother also died of colon cancer at 50. Perhaps this is due to her drinking about 7 cups of tea with lemon a day,don't know.