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24 years
Well the paper i have also says possible malabsorption so I do they do that immediately or do they usually do a questionnaire type deal first?
Jun 24, 2014

Dr. Rania Mousa General Medicine
In fact, the symptoms of IBS are so similar to the symptoms of celiac disease that the two disorders can be difficult to tell apart. In some cases, patients who've been told they have IBS may actually have celiac disease as well, without realizing it.So many doctors recommend that everyone with IBS be automatically tested for celiac disease.
for that,If you've been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome but haven't been tested for celiac disease, you should talk to your physician about ordering the celiac disease blood tests.
If you have been tested but came up negative for celiac, you might want to consider a trial of the gluten-free diet anyway. Currently, there are no accepted medical tests to diagnose gluten sensitivity, so the only way to determine if you have it is to remove gluten from your diet and see if your symptoms clear up.
Of course, it's possible to have both IBS and celiac disease, and many people with celiac disease find they still have intermittent digestive problems. In many cases (but not all), you can trace those digestive problems to gluten cross-contamination. But if you continue to have problems even after eliminating all possible hidden gluten from your diet, you may want to talk with your physician about the best ways to manage your IBS