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Doctor insights on: Celiac Disease And Kidney Cysts

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I am a 31yo female, I have celiac disease. Can I be a kidney donor, or should I be?

I am a 31yo female, I have celiac disease. Can I be a kidney donor, or should I be?

Probably : Since your kidney is not involved with the immune process that defines your celiac disease, it is unlikely that that tag alone would disqualify you.(or your kidney) Donation is major surgery and tissue compatibility and basic health would play a larger role in this process. Offering to donate if they accept you would be a great sign of support for the prospective recipient. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Can celiac disease be the cause of my endometriosis and/or cysts on my ovaries?

Can celiac disease be the cause of my endometriosis and/or cysts on my ovaries?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease is a separate disease from ovarian cysts and endometriosis. It can be difficult, however, to figure out which one is source of symptoms as all three can cause pelvic pain. Your gyn can sort that out. ...Read more

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What are some reasons that your spleen would be enlarged? I have celiacs disease and just recently had a kidney stone would that cause spleen issue

What are some reasons that your spleen would be enlarged?  I have celiacs disease and just recently had a kidney stone  would that cause spleen issue

True True Unrelated: Kidney stones are not causative of enlarged spleen. It would be best if you had blood work to look for the common causes for such a problem, especially if the liver is enlarged as well. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease serious?

Is celiac disease serious?

Can be: Think of the digestive tract as an assembly line where food comes in, is reduced to its parts, then moved into the body where the parts can be re-assembled into usable material.In celiac, the protein allergy injures the gut, reducing the ability to move any parts into the body.If the injury is bad enough you waste away and remain sickly. By avoiding the gluten, the body can heal & the system work ...Read more

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How to know it is celiac disease?

How to know it is celiac disease?

A biopsy: There are blood tests that provide some evidence, but they are not totally reliable. A small bowel biopsy is the only absolute diagnostic test. Visit celiac.Org (celiac disease foundation). ...Read more

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What is refractory celiac disease?

What is refractory celiac disease?

Hard to treat: "refractory" is a fancy medical term for something that is hard to treat. In other words, the disease is not getting any better using standard treatment. In this case, it's talking about celiac disease, or gluten intolerance. ...Read more

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What is refractory celiac disease?

What is refractory celiac disease?

Celiac Disease: It means that the patient is still experiencing symptoms and side effects of the celiac disease despite disease modifying changes in diet (avoidance of gluten), lifestyle and possibly medication. ...Read more

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What pp is safe in celiac disease?

What pp is safe in celiac disease?

PPI: I don't think ppis are contraindicated in celiac disease or any certain ppi that should be avoided. Ppis work on the stomach mucosa whereas celiac disease usually involves duodenum. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have celiac disease?

How to tell if you have celiac disease?

Blood test, scope : Screening blood tests can be ordered by your health care provider: tissue transglutaminase IgA and total iga. If positive, consultation with a GI specialist is needed for biopsy of the small intestine obtained through an upper GI endoscopy. It is important not to go on a gluten free diet before diagnosis is made. Labs and biopsy return to normal on gluten free diet (false negative). ...Read more

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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


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more