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Why does test show I have Crohn's and the doctor says I have ibs?
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Dr. Mark Mattar
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Mattar
Dr. Mark Mattar
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: What test?
Crohn's is diagnosed by history, with abnormal physical, confirmed by xray, other radiology, endoscopy/colonoscopy/capsule endoscopy, biopsy.
Blood tests for ibd mostly help to distinguish between "indeterminate" colitis (is it crohn's or ulcerative colitis); diagnosis is not generally based on those results alone. Ibs is different from crohn's and uc (ibd); both can be separate or coexist in pt.

In brief: What test?
Crohn's is diagnosed by history, with abnormal physical, confirmed by xray, other radiology, endoscopy/colonoscopy/capsule endoscopy, biopsy.
Blood tests for ibd mostly help to distinguish between "indeterminate" colitis (is it crohn's or ulcerative colitis); diagnosis is not generally based on those results alone. Ibs is different from crohn's and uc (ibd); both can be separate or coexist in pt.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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