10 doctors weighed in:

How does IBS differ from celiac disease?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bryan Vartabedian
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
8 doctors agree

In brief: IBS v Celiac disease

Ibs is a condition of nerve/muscle overactivity in the gut.
Celiac disease is a condition where the lining of the intestine reacts to a protein in wheat called gluten. The 2 conditions are entirely different but can look alike with abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea. Celiac disease can be diagnosed by a blood test but is preferably found on biopsy. Ibs is a diagnosis made on symptoms.

In brief: IBS v Celiac disease

Ibs is a condition of nerve/muscle overactivity in the gut.
Celiac disease is a condition where the lining of the intestine reacts to a protein in wheat called gluten. The 2 conditions are entirely different but can look alike with abdominal pain, gas, bloating and diarrhea. Celiac disease can be diagnosed by a blood test but is preferably found on biopsy. Ibs is a diagnosis made on symptoms.
Dr. Bryan Vartabedian
Dr. Bryan Vartabedian
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
IBS=irritable bowel syndrome, not to be confused with IBD=inflammatory bowel disease
Dr. Dennis Jerome
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Very different condi

Celiac disease is a hypersensitivity to gluten containing wheat products.
It is a reaction of the immune system to wheat. Because of ibs or irritable bowel syndrome is not well defined or understood. It almost seems that people with this condition have reactions in her intestinal tract as a result of both emotional and physical events or exposures. Sometimes it is emotion sometimes it is somethin.

In brief: Very different condi

Celiac disease is a hypersensitivity to gluten containing wheat products.
It is a reaction of the immune system to wheat. Because of ibs or irritable bowel syndrome is not well defined or understood. It almost seems that people with this condition have reactions in her intestinal tract as a result of both emotional and physical events or exposures. Sometimes it is emotion sometimes it is somethin.
Dr. Dennis Jerome
Dr. Dennis Jerome
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
497K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors