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A 23-year-old male asked:

Does gluten cause colon spasms in people who are gluten intolerant? i get horrible spasms in lower abdomen and loose stools sometimes during bowel movements, cold water helps a lot.

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: its like an allergic reaction go on a gluten free diet and see if the problems resolve and follow up with your doctor for more definitive testing
Dr. Maria Yurasek
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Yes: you need to go on a gluten free diet as soon as possible you also need to see your intenist or FP as soon as possible for diagnostic testing and ruling out other causes of abdominal pain
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Many factoes: Yes could be gluten, IBS. food sensitivity or colitis- get examined.
Last updated Jan 21, 2021


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