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What is the difference between celiac disease and ibs?

What is the difference between celiac disease and ibs?

Celiac vs IBS: Celiac is an autoimmune disease (not a food allergy) where the IgA antibody is directed against the cells that break down gluten...So u become intolerant. Ibs is a wastebasket term when there are GI related issues (diarrhea, bloating, etc.) that does not have a true clinical diagnosis based on looking for other GI diseases. ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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What is the difference between colitis disease and diverticulitis?

What is the difference between colitis disease and diverticulitis?

Very different: Colitis is inflammation of the colon. It is commonly seen with inflammatory disease of the colon (ulcerative colitis). Any area of the colon can become inflamed with this. Diverticulosis is having small pockets that poke out of the bowel wall. Diverticulosis is when one of these pockets gets infected or inflamed. This is usually more localized, like in the left sigmoid colon. ...Read more

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What is the disparity between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

What is the disparity between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Unclear question: If by disparity you mean "the difference between" then: ulcerative colitis affects just the large intestine(colon) and causes bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. The inflammation is superficial on the bowel lining. Crohns causes deep inflammation through the whole bowel wall and affects anywhere in the GI tract from lips to anus.Symptoms of crohns can be more severe and can cause bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ulcerative colitis and pancolitis?

What is the difference between ulcerative colitis and pancolitis?

See below: Pancolitis is just a description of colitis that is affecting the entire colon, & it can come from all types of colitis such as infectious colitis , crohn's colitis, or others. Ulcerative colitis is a specific form of colitis or colon inflammation diagnosed by colonoscpoy & biopsy & which might also cause a pancolitis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

What is the difference between Hashimoto's disease and fibromyalgia?

Pain & tissues: Hashimotos is a thyroid endocrine gland disorder. Fibromyalgia is a widespread pain disorder generated by soft tissues being biomechanically stressed. Some doctors theorize that central (brain) nervous system processing of pain is faulty & the primary cause, but this theory is discounted by copious evidence for multiple causes of FM & significant ongoing peripheral (soft tissues) pain generation. ...Read more

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What is a connection between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

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What is a connection between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

No connection: Crohn disease affects any part(s) of gastrointstinal tract, mouth to anus including appendix. The abdominal pain associated with crohn disease can be severe enough to simulate acute appendicitis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ulcerative colitis and regular colitis?

What is the difference between ulcerative colitis and regular colitis?

Colitis is a: general term for inflammation of the colon and can be due to many thing including vascular or blood supply problems, infections and idiopathic meaning not a clear cause. Ulcerative colitis is a very specific term that refers to one of the inflammatory bowel diseases in the colitis category . Diagnosis and management of each form of colitis is quite different as is the prognosis, so may sure your i ...Read more

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What is the difference between IBS and microscopic colitis?

Micro colitis vs IBS: Microscopic colitis refers to 2 med conditions causing diarrhea: collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis--conditions characterized by this triad of clinicopathological features: 1. Chronic watery diarrhea; 2. Normal colonoscopy; 3. Characteristic histopathology. Whereas in ibs diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate. This diarrhea etiology is different from micro colit. ...Read more

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What is the association between Crohn's disease and pentasa (mesalamine)?

What is the association between Crohn's disease and pentasa (mesalamine)?

Pentasa (mesalamine): Pentasa (mesalamine) or Mesalamine is one of several medications used to treat crohn's disease. It is designed to reduce the inflammation in the intestine and thus aid in controlling symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between eosinophilic colitis and ulcerative colitis?

What is the difference between eosinophilic colitis and ulcerative colitis?

Allergic v. immune: Eosinophils in preponderance suggest "allergy, " so a colitis associated w/ increased eosinophils may be due to a medicine. Ulcerative colitis (uc), however, is an autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease affecting only the colon, with occasional "backwash" ileitis in the distal small intestine. Steroids, methotrexate, imuran, (azathioprine) ; others are for uc... ...Read more

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What is the difference between ulcerative enterocolitis and ulcerative pancolitis?

What is the difference between ulcerative enterocolitis and ulcerative pancolitis?

Enterocolitis: Means inflammation of small intestine and colon, or large intestine. Pancolitis means inflammation of all of colon. Either condition could be serious, so i hope you are under a doctor's care. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colitus and diverticulitus?

Location in colon: Diverticulitis is an inflammation of a diverticulum(pouch) of the bowel, but colitis is an inflammation of the lining of the bowel. ...Read more

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What is the difference between MS and wilson's disease?

What is the difference between MS and wilson's disease?

Major: Wilson's: inherited disease of copper metabolism, with wing-beating tremors, dystonia, ataxia, speech issues, liver abnormalities. Diagnosed with copper and ceruloplamin levels, and slit lamp. MS: autoimmune disorder of brain, spinal cord, and eye, not genetic, not affecting liver, causing visual, strength, balance, coordination, cognitive and fatigue issues, diagnosed by MRI brain and cord. ...Read more

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What's the difference between colitis and Crohn's disease? The symptoms seem the same.

Ulcerative : Ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease are the two most common inflammatory bowel diseases we see. Even though they can seem similar, they differ in symptoms, affected populations, which parts of the digestive tract they affect, complications and treatments. Below i've linked a web page with many tables that compare the differences between the two. ...Read more

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What is the difference between fifth disease and lupus?

What is the difference between fifth disease and lupus?

Totally unrelated: Fifth disease or erythema infectiosum is a viral infection caused by parvovirus b19. Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease that is not an infection. ...Read more

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Doctors, what is the difference between celiac disease and gluten allergy?

Doctors, what is the difference between celiac disease and gluten allergy?

Sxs/mechanism: A true food allergy goes through the immune system and causes a sudden, potentially life threatening reaction (anaphylaxis) which includes hives, swelling, breathing sxs, GI sxs, heart sxs, nasal/eye sxs. This can be diagnosed by an allergist. Celiac is a different immune response to gluten in the gut. Symptoms can be more subtle (stomach sxs and others) and initial eval involves a blood test. ...Read more

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What is the connection between IgA and IBD (crohns, UC)?

What is the connection between IgA and IBD (crohns, UC)?

IgA: Immunoglobulin A is produced by intestinal epithelium. IgA is intended to be secreted into bowel lumen. It can back diffuse into blood and deposit in kidneys, inciting inflammation there. Crohn s disease increases this potential.. ...Read more

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What is the difference between huntingtons and Parkinson's disease?

What is the difference between huntingtons and Parkinson's disease?

Genetics: Huntington's is a familial genetic disorder causing a flailing involuntary movement of limbs called chorea, and is progressive with poor medical control. Parkinson's is more of a degenerative disorder, mostly in men, occurring later in life, associated with a resting tremor, and many therapies can help. Both diseases can cause dementia. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Hirschprung's and Redudant Sigmoid?

What is the difference between Hirschprung's and Redudant Sigmoid?

A lot: Hirschprung's is a condition in which the nerves that cause peristalsis (movement of the intestine) are missing from birth. It is treated with surgery to remove the part without nerves. Redundant colon is a condition in which the colon is longer than normal, causing it to loop back on itself. It often presents with constipation and gas. It can also be treated with surgery if medical rx fails. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Parkinson's disease and tourette syndrome?

What is the difference between Parkinson's disease and tourette syndrome?

Read up: Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease of a part of the brain that produces dopamine, and results in deterioration of movement and thinking. It generally affects older adults. Tourette's disease is an inherited disorder that generally shows up in childhood, and manifests with vocal and motor tics. The two conditions are different neurological illnesses with different treatments. ...Read more

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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining ...Read more