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Help please! could celiac disease cause gastritis in stomach?

Help please! could celiac disease cause gastritis in stomach?

Possibly: I have seen many patients with celiac disease that have inflammation in other parts of their upper GI tract (i.e. esophagus or stomach). The key would be to start by going gluten free and see if symptoms resolve. If they do not, your doctor may consider another endoscopy to see how your stomach is doing. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


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I had endoscopy. I have gastritis and mild duodenal villi blunting. Some bile was found in stomach. No celiac disease. what could cause this?

I had endoscopy. I have gastritis and mild duodenal villi blunting. Some bile was found in stomach. No celiac disease. what could cause this?

Many things: Gastritis is inflammaton of your stomach lining and can be caused by chemicals such as bile reflux or medications such as aspirin, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories and some antibiotics like doxcycline. It is also associated with some bacterial infections like helicobacter. Villous blunting can cause malabsorption and can be caused by bacteria li as well as immune causes ...Read more

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How does celiac disease effects lymphnodes in stomach?

How does celiac disease effects lymphnodes in stomach?

Avoid all glutens: Celiac is an inflammatory process so there might be some inflamed nodes when there is an acute flare. If the disease is quiet, and you are assiduously avoiding glutens, there shouldn't be a lot of lymphadenopathy. ...Read more

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I've been on a mostly gluten free diet for 3 years after finding it helped my stomach symptoms. Is it possible to find out if I have celiac disease?

I've been on a mostly gluten free diet for 3 years after finding it helped my stomach symptoms. Is it possible to find out if I have celiac disease?

Perhaps: A mostly gluten-free diet may not be helpful for those with gluten intolerance but may be helpful for those with wheat allergy. The blood tests for gluten intolerance is accurate when a person is consuming gluten. Consider seeing an allergist to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease make it more likely that i'm going to get stomach cancer?

Does celiac disease make it more likely that i'm going to get stomach cancer?

No: Celiac disease, especially if one has symptoms or small intestine inflammation/damage, does increase one's risk of small intestine cancer (adenocarcinoma, lymphoma). The increased risk may go to normal if one stays on a completely gluten free diet and stops having intestinal symptoms for many years. Celiac disease is not a risk factor for stomach cancer, according to the american cancer society. ...Read more

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How long does take for abdominal distention to go down in adults with celiac disease?

How long does take for abdominal distention to go down in adults with celiac disease?

70% improve in 2 wk: With strict gluten avoidance about 70% of patients will have noticeable improvement in 2 wk. At 4 to 6 wk patient should be evaluated to verify an adequate response to the gluten-free diet and assess adequacy of nutrition despite gluten avoidance. ...Read more

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Is abdominal pain on a gluten-free diet suspicious for someone with celiac disease?

Is abdominal pain on a gluten-free diet suspicious for someone with celiac disease?

Yes: Abdominal pain on anyone , regardless, is not normal, pain is the way your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong. If you have pain and especially if it persists you need to get it checked. ...Read more

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After eating I get a bump in my lower left abdomen, shooting pains up my abdomen to my chest when I press on the bump. I do have celiac disease.

Nonspecific : Any bump in the abdomen that can be pressed on, and goes away could represent a hernia. You didn't exactly describe that scenario however. Sounds like it may be worth seeing your primary care provider for a proper evaluation and exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Watermelon (Definition)

Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick ...Read more