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what are the symptoms of celiac disease?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Celiac: Common symptoms of celiac disease may include one or more of the following:Frequent abdominal bloating and pain,Chronic diarrhea or constipation,Vomiting,Weight loss,Pale, foul-smelling stool,Iron-deficiency anemia that does not respond to iron therapy,Fatigue, and Failure to thrive or short stature are a few.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Grieving gut: Here's their info: http://celiac.org/celiac-disease/symptoms/ Bloating, pain, diarrhea, gas, constipation - general misery around food. Many find avoiding gluten helpful. Best!
Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 54 years experience
It varies.: In small children (up to 2 years old), usually gastrointestinal symptoms prevail; diarrhea, vomiting, large belly, loss of appetite, failure to gain weight, and mouth sores. Many children with celiac disease are not diagnosed early because of absence of typical symptoms. In older children, they develop anemia due to lack of iron. Other conditions are weak bone and weak muscle, dental problems, et
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
There are > 300: Celiac disease is often difficult to diagnose because it affects people differently. Some people with celiac disease have no symptoms at all. There are about 300 known symptoms which may occur with variable severity in different people. About 1/3 adults suffer from diarrhea. Iron-deficiency anemia, fatigue, arthritis, rash, migraines, and depression are also common.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Celiac disease.: Otherwise known as gluten sensitivity (not allergy), the symptoms of celiac disease occur after ingestion of certain gluten-containing carbohydrates and are similar to what someone lactose intolerant would feel after ingesting dairy. Bloating, diarrhea, long term weight loss.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The symptoms of Celiac Disease include:: Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Alopecia, Balance problems, Bruising easily, Diarrhea, Failure to thrive, Anemia, Peripheral neuropathy, Osteoporosis, Fatigue, Headache, Canker sore.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Usually diarrhea: Celiac disease, among its many manifestations, may result in diarrhea. Simplistically, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food. The best & most enduring fix is to avoid eating gluten. Serum tissue transglutaminase antibody can help determine how successfully gluten is avoided.
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Diarrhea, bloating: Intestinal symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation, bloating, and gas. Rashes may occur as well. Fatigue is possible. Growth issues in children may occur.
Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 11 years experience
Variable: Typical symptoms include bloating, abdominal discomfort and loose stool. But not everyone has this. Some may just be found to have nutritional deficiency, bone loss, or present with a characteristic rash.
Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Celiac: This site can go into more detail, than I can in 400 letters. Also, did you know that there is a blood test to diagnose true celiac disease? http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/celiac-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20030410

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What are the most common symptoms of celiac disease?

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Sprue: The most common symptoms with celiacs disease, or sprue, is foul smelling diarrhea with flautlence, weightloss and fatigue. You may also have anemia and a skin rash. If you have celiac disease, you should avoid all foods containing gluten.
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Lots: 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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Dr. Phillip Frist
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Digestive discomfort: Celiacs causes inflamation in the stomach and intestines which can go from belly discomfort to bleeding ulcers. Try going with a gluten free diet. Seeing a gastroenterologist and having a biopsy via scope is best diagnostic proceedure.
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What are main symptoms of celiacs disease?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Celiac Disease: Gastrointestinal symptoms include: abdominal pain, bloating, gas, or indigestion constipation decreased appetite (may also be increased or unchanged) diarrhea, either constant or off and on lactose intolerance (common when the person is diagnosed, usually goes away after treatment) nausea and vomiting stools that float, are foul smelling, bloody, or “fatty”.
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