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Are green stools a common symptom of celiac disease?

Are green stools a common symptom of celiac disease?

Yes: Diarrhea decreases bowel transit time, so any condition that causes diarrhea can result in green stool. Celiac disease can cause diarrhea (decreased transit time) and can lead to green stool. ...Read more

Green Stools (Definition)

Green stools is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some ...Read more


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Celiac disease and having green stools, is this normal?

Celiac disease and having green stools, is this normal?

Green=fast: Green stools could mean your food is traveling thru your GI tract faster than usual. It might be time to visit your dr and have a blood test to monitor your antibodies for celiac. If they are elevated from last test, this could mean, your diet has some gluten in it, that might be affecting the transit of your stool. Also, check your weight, and stool for fat. ...Read more

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Can undigested starch in the stool be a sign of celiac disease?

Can undigested starch in the stool be a sign of celiac disease?

Celiac: The only way to be truly sure is to have the stool evaluated as well as seeing a gastroenterology specialist for an appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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Elimination diet to test me for celiac disease and ever since on this gluten free diet my stools are green. Normal?

Elimination diet to test me for celiac disease and ever since on this gluten free diet my stools are green. Normal?

Elim diet: Elimination diet is not the way to test for celiac. As of 2013, the preferred way to test for celiac is an intestinal biopsy. If you suspect celiac, you should have the procedure to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is tarred, black stools what happens with celiac disease?

Is tarred, black stools what happens with celiac disease?

Unusual: This often means bleeding in the intestines. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have tarry black stools which looked like clotted blood. Can celiac disease be a cause?

I have tarry black stools which looked like clotted blood. Can celiac disease be a cause?

No: This is not a typical symptom of celiac disease. More common would be diarrhea, loose, watery stools, and failure to gain weight. Tarry stools is a symptom of intestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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My 10 month old son's stools smelled of vomit after I tried him with baby greek style yogurt. Does this mean he isn't ready for yogurt? I read that this smell in stools can be indicative of celiac disease so it's a little worrying. He is otherwise fine an

My 10 month old son's stools smelled of vomit after I tried him with baby greek style yogurt. Does this mean he isn't ready for yogurt? I read that this smell in stools can be indicative of celiac disease so it's a little worrying. He is otherwise fine an

Healthy?: If he is healthy otherwise, you need not be concerned. If you don't like the odor of the stool from the yogurt, then you should stop feeding this to him since this is not an essential food. Celiac is related to gluten which is not present in yogurt (unless certain cereal is added). ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined — thru testing or elimination diet?

What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined — thru testing or elimination diet?

Intolerance/immune: Intolerance consists of any undesired effects from wheat and there is no definite test for it (other than a double-blind food challenge). Allergy to wheat often affects the guts but may cause hives, swelling, nasal congestion, and even rarely anaphylaxis. Allergy can be detected by skin testing or allergy blood test but double-blind food challenge remains the gold standard. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of celiac disease?

What are the most common symptoms of celiac disease?

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. ...Read more

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What are common signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

What are common signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

Abdominal symptoms: Celiac disease causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, etc... A patient gets diarrhea, anemia, lactose intolerance, tummy aches, irritable bowels, etc... ...Read more

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Can itchy arms be a symptom of celiac disease?

Can itchy arms be a symptom of celiac disease?

Yes: Itching blistering rash on elbows, forearms and shins classic skin manifestation of celiac known as dermatitis herpetiformis. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of celiac disease?

Is fatigue a symptom of celiac disease?

Fatigue & celiac.: The quick answer is yes, fatigue can be caused by celiac disease as the malabsorption of carbohydrates causes dehydration and reduces the intake of the body's main energy substrate. But many other things can cause fatigue, too. ...Read more

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Is rashes usually a symptom of celiac disease/gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy?

Is rashes usually a symptom of celiac disease/gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy?

DH: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period.
Dermatitis herpetiformis usually begins in people age 20 and older, although children may sometimes be affected. It is seen in both men and women.
The cause is unknown. However, dermatitis herpetiformis is frequently linked to gluten sensitivity. ...Read more

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How do symptoms of celiac disease differ from age of onset?

How do symptoms of celiac disease differ from age of onset?

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 with celiac disease. Other symptoms of and pain, diarrhea and nutrient deficiencies can be seen in different age groups. ...Read more

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What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

What are some more subtle symptoms of celiac disease in children?

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 kids. Also, certain kinds of rashes are subtle signs of celiac (look-up dermatitis herpetiformis). The trigger is wheat containing foods and other products. ...Read more

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What are the really bad symptoms you can get with celiac disease?

What are the really bad symptoms you can get with celiac disease?

Typically 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. ...Read more

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I have neutropenia but also have symptoms of celiac disease is it possible to have both of these conditions?

I have neutropenia but also have symptoms of celiac disease is it possible to have both of these conditions?

May be: Celiac disease can present with diffent problems and may be confused with other conditions, neutropenia can be a manifestation of multiple different problems.
Work up will be needed to differenciate. ...Read more

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Can some sort of parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?

Can some sort of parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?

Giardia lamblia: Giardia lamblia, a single call protozoan (think paramecium) parasite is found in fresh water. It takes up residence in the small intestine causing symptoms mimicking celiac disease. The organism may be detected in a stool specimen. Sometimes endoscopy is necessary for diagnosis. Treatment is curative. ...Read more

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Are there any types of cancer that are more common in people who have celiac disease?

Are there any types of cancer that are more common in people who have celiac disease?

Only certain cancers: Population-based studies have confirmed that patients with celiac disease are at increased risk of mortality. However, they do not seem to be at an increased risk only to lymphoproliferative malignancy (of lymph nodes) and gastrointestinal cancer. A gluten free diet may reduce those cancers, possibly reduce the increased mortality as well. ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease (gluten sensitivity)?

How common is celiac disease (gluten sensitivity)?

1 in 3,000: But still more people are allergic to wheat, which is a different problem with a similar treatment: avoid it! Fyi the only other grains with they type of gluten to avoid in celiac sprue are rye and barley. ...Read more

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Can you have celiac disease with no symptoms and a normal upper endoscopy/pathology?

Can you have celiac disease with no symptoms and a normal upper endoscopy/pathology?

Unlikely, but ...: Not impossible. Subclinical celiac can have few or non-traditional symptoms such as migraines, reflux, abdominal pain, ect... Celiac involvement can be patchy and skip areas, so it is possible to miss it on biopsy. Talk about celiac blood testing with you physician to completely rule out. ...Read more

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Is weight loss the main sign of celiac disease? What are the other signs and symptoms?

Is weight loss the main sign of celiac disease? What are the other signs and symptoms?

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 gluten. If gone untreated for long, death may result. ...Read more

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Are there psychological symptoms of celiac disease that also go away with a gluten-free diet?

Are there psychological symptoms of celiac disease that also go away with a gluten-free diet?

Probably: No one has looked at this scientifically, as it's very difficult to measures states of mind. However, it makes sense scientifically, as immune responses going on in the body slow down the mind and make one feel generally ill. Anecdotally, I've seen folks with real celiac disease feel better overall soon after successful gluten elimination, but it won't help those without the real disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat w/out having celiac disease? If so, what are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed?

Is it possible to have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat w/out having celiac disease? If so, what are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed?

Easy to get confused: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease--diagnosed by small bowel biopsy or serology) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), gluten intolerants do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. About 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. ...Read more

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If immunosuppressed patient & have symptoms of celiac disease, how to confirm it? Especially they will have -ve IgA ttg test and almost normal biopsy!

If immunosuppressed patient & have symptoms of celiac disease, how to confirm it? Especially they will have -ve IgA ttg test and almost normal biopsy!

Clinical challenge: If none of the blood tests are conclusive, biopsy is generally diagnostic. If for any reason even that is not helpful, it may be worthwhile to do a clinical trial, i. E, put the patient on gluten free diet for at least 3 months to see if there is any improvement. If there is improvement it may be challenged by re-exposing to gluten. ...Read more

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Can you have Celiac Disease and sometimes have no symptoms after eating gluten?

Can you have Celiac Disease and sometimes have no symptoms after eating gluten?

Need a blood test: You can have celiac disease with no or minimal symptoms. People with asymptomatic celiac disease may have an increased incidence of autoimmune disorders and may have nutritional deficiencies. The diagnosis is easily done with blood tests. As the question has arisen, you should see your doctor and ask him/her to test for celiac disease to find the answer. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Yes: Symptoms can vary from very little to many. Classical symptoms would be abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating of the abdomen. Possibly weight loss. Some women present with infertility, headaches or other symptoms. ...Read more

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How might you get tested for celiac disease and what are the symptoms?

Celiac: There is blood testing as well as endoscopic biopsies if a scope is used. Symptoms include bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Follow this link for additional symptoms that are less common.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/celiac-disease/ds00319/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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