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A 18-year-old female asked:

Is this celiac or gluten sensitivity?i have stomach cramps, bloating, noisy stomach but not hungry, farting, burping, bumps on back of thigh, and chest pains.

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
A lot of answers: There are many potential answers and you really need to see your doctor to get some studies. Gluten sensitivity can cause some of your symptoms but there are many more common causes than gluten issue. As for your intestinal symptoms, try avoiding dairy for a couple of weeks to see if you may have lactose intolerance which is far more common then celiac.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Maybe, get tested...: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease.

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Last updated Feb 1, 2021

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