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can you tell me can i have celiac disease and ibs?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
WE CAN NOT TELL YOU: We can not tell you if you have symptoms and concern consult your doctor or a gastroenterologist to find out what you have.

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How do I know if my baby has ibs?

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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Unusual in babies: Most infants that exhibit signs of gasto-intestinal distress have other conditions such as colick, formula allergy, g.E. Reflux, or rarely other more serious conditions. Ibs is usually a diagnosis of exclusion for an older child with crampy lower abdomenal pain often relieved by passing a bowel movement, and often accompanied by some degree of either constipation or diarrhea.
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If I have celiac disease, does that mean my baby will, too?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: Although celiac disease is an inherited condition there are other factors involved.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does celiac disease run in the family?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Celiac disease is hereditary and runs in families. The genes seen in patients are hla-dq2 and hla-dq8. Patients with only one copy of either gene tend to have milder symptoms, but patients with 2 copies of either gene, or 1 copy of both genes, have more severe disease.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Is autism associated with celiac disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Celiac disease is not associated with autism in the sense that one causes the other, nor in the sense that a single cause is responsible for both disorders. However, a person with autism can also have celiac disease, among other diseases. Likewise, a person with celiac disease can also have autism, among other diseases.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How can you tell the difference betweeb IBS from celiac disease?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Celiac: Celiac disease has specific tests that can be performed for a proper diagnosis, some are blood tests and ultimately a gastroenterologist can take a biopsy from your gut to make the diagnosis. See your primary care doctor first.
Dr. Linda Green
Dr. Linda Green commented
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
IBS is a "diagnosis of exclusion" after other conditions such as celiac are ruled out. See your PCP first.
May 8, 2013

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