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What are common signs and symptoms of celiac disease

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Abdominal symptoms: Celiac disease causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, etc... A patient gets diarrhea, anemia, lactose intolerance, tummy aches, ir ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Varies: Nausea, diarrhea, bloating, rashes, fatigue, weight loss or even no symptoms what so ever.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on t ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Not necessarily: Hi. Many celiac disease patients do not lose weight. Other symptoms can be diarrhea and dermatitis herpeteformis. Fortunately celiac disease is FAR mo ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many: Due to malabsorption of nutrients, iron and/or B12 deficiency are common leading to fatigue and nerve damage. Abdominal pain is common when exposed to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
9 years experience Family Medicine
Sprue: The most common symptoms with celiacs disease, or sprue, is foul smelling diarrhea with flautlence, weightloss and fatigue. You may also have anemia ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
52 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Diarrhea decreases bowel transit time, so any condition that causes diarrhea can result in green stool. Celiac disease can cause diarrhea (decreased t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Intolerance/immune: Intolerance consists of any undesired effects from from wheat and there is no definite test for it (other than a double-blind food challenge). Allerg ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Usually diarrhea: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Sometimes when very mild, celiac can be asymptomatic in fact. Usually the mild symptoms consists of mainly bloating and vague abdominal discomfort.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Varied: The symptoms of celiac disease are quite varied. However, failure to thrive (failure to gain weight) is a common symptom in child who are diagnoses w ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Belly aches: There are many ... Abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, bloated feeling. The more subtle sign might be growth delay - not growing as quickly as other k ... Read More
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