How does IBS differ from celiac disease?

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.
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.

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Can you tell me can I have celiac disease and ibs?

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. Read more...

What is the difference between celiac disease and ibs?

Mechanical. Celiac disease is due to an immune response to food allergens, usually gluten in wheat products. Ibs is a neuro-mechanical problem due to an over-responsive GI tract. Celiac disease responds to an elimination diet, while IBS can be treated with fiber, diet modifications and antispasmodic medications. Read more...
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...

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

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. Read more...

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...
Testing. IBS is a symptom complex that can come on from several triggering mechanisms. Celiac disease can be a trigger to IBS or IBSD, but blood tests will show specific immune system abnormalities triggered by gluten. Further workup would show the damage the disease causes to the intestinal tissue. Read more...

Doctor told me I have IBS but I was wondering if it could be celiac disease?

WE can not answer. You have to discuss with your doctor as to your correct diagnosis.If you do not agree with his/her diagnosis get a second opinion. Read more...