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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

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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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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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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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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

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Hard bump in center of abdomen. No food in 2 weeks. Not constipated taking laxatives. Celiac disease for 12 years. Pains in chest when I push on it?

Hard bump in center of abdomen. No food in 2 weeks. Not constipated taking laxatives. Celiac disease for 12 years. Pains in chest when I push on it?

See doctor now: No food for 2 weeks but why taking laxative without constipation? Your problem does not appear to be related to Celiac disease if you have been avoiding gluten. You need to be examined by your doctor ...Read more

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I have stomach cramps and bloating and am losing weight. How do I know if i might have celiac disease or not?

I have stomach cramps and bloating and am losing weight. How do I know if i might have celiac disease or not?

Celiac blood test: A celiac blood test that looks at various antibodies - to gliadin, endomyseal and transglutaminase can be very helpful. The gold standard however remains a small bowel .Biopsy. ...Read more

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Celiac disease and 61 year old. Constipation and "apple fat" in abdominal like in men often. Can she use lactulose 15 ml?

Celiac disease and 61 year old. Constipation and "apple fat" in abdominal like in men often. Can she use lactulose 15 ml?

Yes: Lactulose does not contain gluten but may not be the best approach to solve her constipation problem. More fiber and physical activities may work better in the long run. See a GI doctor if this is a persistent issue. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease, but never cheat. Recently have had flare ups with nausea , abdominal cramping, indigestion?

I have celiac disease, but never cheat. Recently have had flare ups with nausea , abdominal cramping, indigestion?

Check food labels: You could be missing hidden gluten. Are you careful going out to eat (foods that are gluten free that are cooked along side gluten containing foods)? Your doctor could check antibodies to see if your celiac is under control, if not you may be unknowingly eating gluten. ...Read more

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I am 54 woman with celiac disease and I'm about 20 pounds underweight. I also have a small polyp in the lining of my stomach called a stromal gist. What is that? I will have a 2nd scope with ultrasound in June. I am worried. Can you tell me what your op

I am 54 woman with celiac disease and I'm about 20 pounds underweight. I also have a small polyp in the lining of my stomach called a stromal gist. What is that?  I  will have a 2nd scope with ultrasound in June. I am worried. Can you tell me what your op

GIST: GI strongly tumor (GIST) should be removed when diagnosed, not observed with endoscopy except under rare circumstances. Ask about a consultation with a surgical oncologist. GIST's have variable malignant potential, an can only be properly evicted in the pathology lab. Things like tumor size, Motorola activity and a variety of pathology stains are needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Would CT scan of chest abdomen and pelvis with contrast help diagnosis of celiac disease?

Doubt it: If any irregularities in the intestinal wall were found, it would be just that, irregularities. Their presence would suggest a problem but the overlap with other possible conditions would make the information inconclusive. A normal study would also not rule out the condition. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease and a polyp in the lining of my stomach and I am severely underweight..what does the polyp mean? My doctor call it an stromal tumor..I think? I will be having a 2nd endoscopy with ultra sound but I'm scared. Help!

I have celiac disease and a polyp in the lining of my stomach  and I am severely underweight..what does the polyp mean? My doctor call it an stromal tumor..I think? I will be having a 2nd endoscopy with ultra sound but I'm scared. Help!

MostPolypsAreBenign: Stomach Polyps are masses of cells that form on the inside lining of your stomach and are rather rare.Most of these do not go on to become cancerous.but some do.And that is why some are removed and others don't.They don't cause any symptoms.These can be1 Hyperplastic 2Fundic Polyp 3Adenomas are the rarest and those are the only ones can turn cancerous and need to be removed but is very very rare ...Read more

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I have some swollen lymph nodes in my abdomen (1.8x0.9) and one prepancreatic lymph node (1.4x1.1) a fatty liver and a ca19-9 level 46. No symptoms. Cea,Ceruplasmin,Ana,atrf,celiac disease neg.

I have some swollen lymph nodes in my abdomen (1.8x0.9) and one prepancreatic lymph node (1.4x1.1) a fatty liver and a ca19-9 level 46. No symptoms. Cea,Ceruplasmin,Ana,atrf,celiac disease neg.

A few ideas: Urine copper is a better way to rule out Wilson's. I trust hepatitis C was also negative. I'm not worried in the least about your lymph nodes; we see nodes like these all the time in healthy folks. Trusting you don't drink. Your fatty liver may just be your body's way of asking for a return to that fitness-focused lifestyle from your teens. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

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