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Are IBS and GERD the same thing?
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Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Ibs is irritable bowel syndrome
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: No but
They can co-exist.
Gerd is acid reflux into the esophagus from the stomach. Ibs is characterized by abdominal bloating and alternating diarrhea or constipation to varying degrees, and abdominal cramping.

In brief: No but
They can co-exist.
Gerd is acid reflux into the esophagus from the stomach. Ibs is characterized by abdominal bloating and alternating diarrhea or constipation to varying degrees, and abdominal cramping.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: No
Ibs is "irritable bowel syndrome" and effects the intestines usually causing bouts of diarrhea and constipation along with cramping and bloating.
Gerd is "gastroesophageal reflux disease" or simply "reflux." acid from the stomach refluxes into the esophagus and throat causing an uncomfortable, burning sensation. It is usually due to an imcompetent sphincter muscle between the esophagus & stomach.

In brief: No
Ibs is "irritable bowel syndrome" and effects the intestines usually causing bouts of diarrhea and constipation along with cramping and bloating.
Gerd is "gastroesophageal reflux disease" or simply "reflux." acid from the stomach refluxes into the esophagus and throat causing an uncomfortable, burning sensation. It is usually due to an imcompetent sphincter muscle between the esophagus & stomach.
Dr. Ronald Kline
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