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Why does test show I have Crohn's and the doctor says I have ibs?

Why does test show I have Crohn's and the doctor says I have ibs?

Need biopsies: There are blood tests that can help distinguish between crohn's , ulcerative colitis and ibs but these are not the most dependable. The gold standard is colonoscopy with biopsies. ...Read more

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Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and the rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestines. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more


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Doc says ibs. I have had mre small bowel, CT scan with vein contrast, colonoscopy, blood tests. All were normal. What are the chances I have crohns?

Very low: If all the above were normal including colonoscopy and colon biopsies then your chances of having crohn's is very slim. New evidence points to fructose and high fructose corn syrup as the culprit in ibs. Try to avoid the for few weeks and see. ...Read more

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Ibs like symptoms as well as autoimmune ones no crohns, colitis bloodwork doesn't show anything abnormal other than low positive ANA what doc can help?

Ibs like symptoms as well as autoimmune ones no crohns, colitis bloodwork doesn't show anything abnormal other than low positive ANA what doc can help?

go pcp and test done: I think we need additional information about your test other than ANA test which showed minimal positive which you can see normal individuals. Do you have diarrhea, any blood in stool, weight loss, any GI intervention in the past? These are we need to know about your illness. Besides need to do panelof blood test for all ibd and metabolic panels.I suggest go to your pcp and get test done. ...Read more

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Went ER for stom issues xray n scans showed nuttin doc says hernia, ibs, ibd or Crohn's waitin on GI doc what can do to lessen the freq pain no trig fond?

Went ER for stom issues xray n scans showed nuttin doc says hernia, ibs, ibd or Crohn's waitin on GI doc what can do to lessen the freq pain no trig fond?

Stomach pain: You can take warm baths and sleep with an electric pad set on low or a hot water bottle as you wait for your appointment with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Have severe intestinal pain for 2 years now. Had mre of small bowel and colonoscopy w/biopsies, stool samples. All normal. Doc says ibs. Could this be crohns? I eat bland and still have pain.

Eating bland?: Does that include sugar and sweeteners? If so try doing without. Another possibility is milk and milk products including cheese. Agree that most likely diagnosis is ibs. ...Read more

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Are there doctors that have crohns/ulcerative/IBS problems themselves? How can they work long hours if they face this?

Are there doctors that have crohns/ulcerative/IBS problems themselves? How can they work long hours if they face this?

I don't know: But what I know is that lots of these problems can be allergy related and we have treated lots of IBS by treating the cause and similarly crohns and ulc colitis. To learn how to treat the cause visit us at www.ehacstl.com. Our goal is to educate you to look for causes so that prevent misery and brings relief On YouTube search for Majid Ali md and Bowel disease ...Read more

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How do doctors distinguish between IBS and crohns?

How do doctors distinguish between IBS and crohns?

2 didfferent situati: Ibs there are no pathologic abnormalities to the colon/bowel but functional primarily. Crohns disease clearly has more severe symptoms and clearly has pathologic findings in the bowel, either small or colon or even in the stomach. ...Read more

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Goin to see gastotologist doc thinks I have ibs, ifb, ulcer, hernia or Crohn's disease im sared cuz i heard Crohn's can kill u is that true n how often?

Please relax: Your gastroenterologist just gave you a list of possibilities in terms of what you may have. You may or may not have any of these. He/she will need to do some tests to see what is your most likely diagnosis and treat appropriately. Even if it is crohn's disease, we currently have great drugs to treat that condition - although not cure it. ...Read more

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Doc said cud b ibs, ibd, crohns, ulc or hernia from stomach pain n bulges no food triggers heat makes worse GI soon scared something serioues shud i b?

Doc said cud b ibs, ibd, crohns, ulc or hernia from stomach pain n bulges no food triggers heat makes worse GI soon scared something serioues shud i b?

All treatable: None of those diagnoses are catastrophic diagnoses and can either be "cured" or managed with medication. I can't tell you not to worry, but since you have made a GI appt, you are doing the right thing. ...Read more

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Tests show inflam/ulceration/thickening of ti, CRP 100, feacal cal=232 have all Crohn's symptoms. Dr says IBS now not Crohn's but which is it? Pls help

Possible Crohn's dis: Pathology from the inflammed terminal ileum should give diagnoses of possible crohn's disease. Hence, need to verify with pathologist. If pathology is not confirmed, but still concern of crohn's disease, prometheus test should help to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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