A 31-year-old female asked:
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is gluten bad for ulcer healing? (stomach ulcer)

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
That depends: Upon whether or not you have a gluten sensitivity/allergy, celiac sprue or not. If you are someone who suffers with celiac sprue (gluten allergy) then yes, you need to avoid products containing gluten. If you have an ulcer due to Helicobacter pylori infection then you will need to heal up with treatment and time. Assuming you have had an endoscopy. Be sure to discuss with your gastroenterologist.
Answered on Aug 11, 2014
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Dr. Ernest Fischer
10 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Celiac?: It only has any bearing if you actually have celiac disease. Even then no one really knows.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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