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How can you distinguish between symptoms of IBS and Crohn's disease?

How can you distinguish between symptoms of IBS and Crohn's disease?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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How can you distinguish between symptoms of IBS and celiac disease?

How can you distinguish between symptoms of IBS and celiac disease?

R/O IBS V CELIAC: IBS is DX of exclusion. CELIAC will have + CELIAC AB/may need colonoscopy and Bx IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read more

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Which causes IBS to be so different to Crohn's disease or coeliac, symptom wise?

Which causes IBS to be so different to Crohn's disease or coeliac, symptom wise?

Symptom wise: It is difficult. Both can cause diarrhea. In general a good history, lab tests and sometimes biopsies will tell you the diagnosis. If everything comes back normal, then you may try what is called an elimination diet and record which foods bother you more than others and you will be surprised how often people get better if they ear correctly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Absolutely, yet be: careful to not just to labels (diagnoses) which are not correct & potentially misleading/harmful; a common issue. Crohns is an autoimmune disease, i.e. the individual is attacking their body via their immune system. As integrated Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, consider all the potential implications & possible approaches, not just incomplete body mechanic ideas/issues; usual medical approach. ...Read more

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Just had a Pulmonary embolism, constant ulcers on my tongue, IBS symptoms, constant headaches etc could I have Behçet's disease?

Just had a Pulmonary embolism, constant ulcers on my tongue, IBS symptoms, constant headaches etc could I have Behçet's disease?

Bechets: This is an autoiflamatory disease with no known ca;use but has been associated with a vasculitis an possibly inflammatory bowel disease. your symptoms are to general to establish this diagnosis but biopsies may be helpful. there is no specfific treatment other than symptomatic. There isn't enough information to establish that diagnoses ...Read more

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How to know if I have IBS and Crohn's disease?

How to know if I have IBS and Crohn's disease?

Ruleout active crohn: Many patients with crohn's disease also suffer from ibs. No one really understands why this is. An ibs diagnosis is only made in my opinion if your get a full colonoscopy an upper endoscopy and the pathology results are normal. This would indicate that your crohns is in remission and cannot be blamed for ongoing intestinal symptoms. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Might somebody have both celiacs disease and ibs?

Yes: Important to check that celiac is controlled on biopsy. Sometimes ibs symptoms improve on a gluten free diet. But sometimes they can worsen if the diet now contains foods that either cause more constipation or cause more gas. Evaluate your diet and make sure you get a balance of high fiber foods and monitor your symptoms with different types of foods. Stress also triggers flares of ibs. ...Read more

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Plz tell me the treatmeant of ibs(irretable bowle syndrom) disease?

Plz tell me the treatmeant of ibs(irretable bowle syndrom) disease?

Depends on type : Treatment depends on whether it is constipation or diarrhea predominant type. Other than medications lifestyle modification is also recommended. It is difficult to go through everything so I am attaching a link . Hope you find it useful. I do recommend that you discuss it with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/ds00106. ...Read more

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What are the signs of IBS and Crohn's disease?

What are the signs of IBS and Crohn's disease?

One is inflammation: Ibs is irritable bowel syndrome. It causes chronic abdominal discomfort with changes in bowel movements. Crohn's is characterized by chronic inflammation of the bowel, and can often have diarrhea, blood in the stool, weight loss, fevers, arthritis, vomiting, and bowel obstruction. ...Read more