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How often do you get diarrhea with celiac disease?

How often do you get diarrhea with celiac disease?

Bowels & celiac dis.: 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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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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How often would u get diareah with celiac disease?

How often would u get diareah with celiac disease?

Never: Celiac disease is completely treatable through strict avoidance of gluten found in wheat, oats and barley. Once your digestive system recovers you should experience diarrhea no more frequently than anyone else. ...Read more

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Does the disaccharidase have anything to do with thyroid disease and Crohn's disease? Thank you for your help doctors I'm very anxious.

Does the disaccharidase have anything to do with thyroid disease and Crohn's disease? Thank you for your help doctors I'm very anxious.

Disaccharidse &Crohn: There is not any clear association with disaccharidase deficiency and thyroid or Chron's disease. There can be overlapping symptoms with these disease but not clear correlation. ...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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What to do if somebody with addison disease get arthritis?Are they related?

What to do if somebody with addison disease get arthritis?Are they related?

Usually not: Addison's disease is caused by many mechanisms. Outside the United States, infection, in particular tuberculosis is the most common cause, but it would not cause just arthritis. In us, autoimmune polyendocrinopathy (2 types) is probably the most common cause, and in either type, arthritis is not a common problem associated with other endocrine problem such as hypoparathyroidism, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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How often can I eat gluten if I have celiac disease?

Never: It would likely be in your best interest to never eat gluten at all. If you have celiac disease, even a tiny amount of gluten can do harm to you. Once your gut is damaged by gluten, healing can take 6 months or more. Casein, the protein in milk, looks similar to the gluten molecule, and cross reactivity can happen. Some people also do best being casein free. ...Read more

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How obsessive do I have to be in avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

How obsessive do I have to be in avoiding gluten for celiac disease?

Obsessive: For most cases. Pretty obsessive. Sometimes for mild or asymptomatic carriers you could get by with some now and then. ...Read more

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What important diet changes do I need to make after being diagnosed with celiac disease?

What important diet changes do I need to make after being diagnosed with celiac disease?

A gluten free diet: Very difficult diet to follow. There is gluten everywhere. Would suggest to get a book on the subject or better yet see a dietitian. ...Read more

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Celiac disease. How do you get diganosed?

Celiac disease. How do you get diganosed?

Blood tests: In symptomatic patients with a suspicion of celiac disease, i order a tissue transglutaminase blood test. It has a very good sensitivity and specificity. ...Read more

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Can Celiac Disease have anything to do with Anxiety, or can Anxiety have anything to do with Celiac Disease?

The fear of having: a flare up from celiac or eating triggering foods can generate anxiety so the answer is yes. If anxiety goes beyond that or it interferes with your functioning or comfort seeing a mental health professional is a good idea. Please don't use medications alone, but learn some coping strategies for anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How rigorous do I have to be in avoiding gluten if you suffer from celiac disease?

How rigorous do I have to be in avoiding gluten if you suffer from celiac disease?

Very careful: If you truly have celiac disease then very small amounts of gluten will trigger increase in zonulin in the gut which causes increased intestinal permeability and inflammation. Studies show that even very small amounts will trigger this inflammation and that it takes days for the response to calm down. First make sure you really have celiac, but if you do, you must be very careful to avoid gluten. ...Read more

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Can people with lupus get vaccines and if not why ?

Can people with lupus get vaccines and if not why ?

Yes they can: Lupus is a chronic illness and can be quite disabling and so certain vaccines are actually recommended. Currently there is no vaccine out there that is contraindicated due to lupus. If the person is currently under treatment with some of the new biologic therapy, live-vaccines such as mmr/varivax/zostavax is not recommended. Otherwise, all other vaccines are ok. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do people with celiac disease always have the symptoms? Can you have the disease and not show any symptoms?

Do people with celiac disease always have the symptoms? Can you have the disease and not show any symptoms?

Varies a lot: True CD will eventually show some symptoms if the person is not gluten free.These can vary from mild cramping & diarrhea to chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea & catastrophic weight loss. Some may inadvertently be living gluten free based on prior food reactions, but the difficulty in avoiding gluten leads to symptoms & diagnosis.I probably had it a decade before I figured it out. ...Read more

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Waiting on results from celiac blood test. How do you get celiac? Are you born with it or can you develop it later in life? 26y/o f with hashimotos.

Waiting on results from celiac blood test. How do you get celiac? Are you born with it or can you develop it later in life? 26y/o f with hashimotos.

Celiac disease: The exact cause of celiac disease is not known many theories exist, including the fact that it may be genetic. Another theory holds that our exposure to gluten is much greater than it used to be. ...Read more

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How often do you get sick with full blown AIDS and how often do you get sick if you are a rapid progressor ? What type of sickness do we get in this ?

How often do you get sick with full blown AIDS and how often do you get sick if you are a rapid progressor ? What type of sickness do we get in this ?

AIDS: hard to say how often one will be sick once AIDS is present, but the risk of dying and being sick from other opportunistic infections is high without treatment, diseases such as tuberculosis, lymphoma, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, toxoplasmosis, cytomegalovirus infection etc... are very prevalent in AIDS ...Read more

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How do people with Celiac Disease relieve migraines?

How do people with Celiac Disease relieve migraines?

Same way: Migraine can be treated with several approaches dependent on the severity, frequency, and triggers. There is no link between celiac disease and migraine however. If ibuprofen does not help your migraine, talk to your doctor to see what else can be used. For example, the triptan class of drug often works well on migraines. ...Read more

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How often do people diagnosed with celiac disease become infertile?

How often do people diagnosed with celiac disease become infertile?

Higher risk: Patients with celiac disease are 3-4 times more likely to suffer from infertility than the average person without celiac disease. Approximately 4% of patients presenting with infertility have undisgnosed celiac disease. The most common hupothesis is that it is related to malnutrition. However, ttg protein is also present in the placenta and i havewondered about autoimmunity towards the placent. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed as having microscopic colitis, and how would you catch it?

How do you get diagnosed as having microscopic colitis, and how would you catch it?

Need GI consult: This is a diagnosis based on biopsies from colonoscopy. Usually colon looks reasonably healthy but under the microscope, pathologist can find changes. It is very treatable. Main symptom is chronic diarrhea. Please see a GI physician. ...Read more

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How can you get ibd if you don't even have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?

How can you get ibd if you don't even have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?

IBD: Perhaps there is some confusion inflammatory bowel disease(ibd)refers specifically to ulcerative colitis and crohn's diseasr. If a person has been informed that he or she has ibd then the diagnosis is either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. Inflammation in the intestine caused by infection or other causes may mimic ibd & thus not be either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. ...Read more

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How often do you get diarrhea with celiac disease?

Bowels & celiac dis.: 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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An indoscopy showed i may have celiac disease .. How often would u get diarrhea with celiac disease?

An indoscopy showed i may have celiac disease .. How often would u get diarrhea with celiac disease?

Gluten in diet: By having gluten in your diet, even in hidden sources that you might not be aware of, the diarrhea would be evidence to you that you have gluten in the diet. It can be from cross contamination in restaurants, or in factors that use wheat to coat food products so they dont stick to the conveyor belt and dont list it as an ingredient in the food. It all is dose dependent and very individual. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease, IgE levels in the 1000s, and diarrhea. Should i get allergy testing?

Yes: See an allergist so get testing. If you have had skin infections and abcesses or frequent pneumonias or sinusitis see an academic allergist at a major health center or medical school so you can be evaluated for hyper ige syndrome. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease. Eat 100% gluten free, still get diarrhea. I take 12-30 imodium (loperamide) to stop it. Is this okay?

I have celiac disease. Eat 100% gluten free, still get diarrhea. I take 12-30 imodium (loperamide) to stop it. Is this okay?

Talk to your Dr: 1) Your doctor can check antibody levels as a surrogate to celiac disease activity. If they are up you may be eating gluten in hidden items (for example if something is fried in oil that also fired wheat containing food). 2) Another consideration is small bacterial overgrowth. Talk to your doctor to see if this fits. 3) Alternatively you may be in the rare group who are refractory to the diet. ...Read more

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I get diarrhea almost every time I drink beer or vodka. I do have celiac disease and the gluten free beer even gives me diarrhea too?

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I get diarrhea almost every time I drink beer or vodka. I do have celiac disease and the gluten free beer even gives me diarrhea too?

Why drink it?: Regardless of the mechanism, the answer would be avoiding vodka or beer. Having Celiac disease does not protect you from having another illness. ...Read more

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22/f. I get diarrhea after I have 1 mixed drink with vodka, but no diarrhea when I drink beer? I do have celiac disease if that plays a role in it..?

22/f. I get diarrhea after I have 1 mixed drink with vodka, but no diarrhea when I drink beer? I do have celiac disease if that plays a role in it..?

If celiac, then...: ..to be safe, stay away from all wheat-based vodkas if you have Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity. However, you can still opt for a non-wheat, potato, corn, or grape based vodka which are typically cleared for gluten free consumption. The same holds for beer. ...Read more

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Once or twice a wk, for years, I get severe stomach cramps & diarrhea but only after I lay down @ night or in the middle of the night. Celiac disease?

Once or twice a wk, for years, I get severe stomach cramps & diarrhea but only after I lay down @ night or in the middle of the night. Celiac disease?

Vague symptoms...: The symptoms you described are not diagnostic for celiac disease (or any other illness). You should be seen by your doctor where they can get a more thorough history and do an exam. I'd advise keeping a food and symptom diary to help with that appointment. Lab tests can be done to test for celiac. Take care. ...Read more

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Beer gives me diarrhea. Celiac disease?

Beer gives me diarrhea. Celiac disease?

UNLIKELY: It is very unlikely that only symptom you have is diarrhea when you drink beer.If you have other symptoms check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has celiac disease. I change her diet but she still has diarrhea could there be more wrong?

My 5 year old has celiac disease. I change her diet but she still has diarrhea  could there be more wrong?

Hidden gluten: There are many hidden sources of gluten and cross contamination in food we eat. You can have her blood tested for antibodies that should improve if she is following the diet. Speak to your health professional about the foods she eats as well as possibility of products that contain gluten you may be unaware of. A stool evaluation for other causes of diarrhea can be done by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause chronic severe constipation instead of diarrhea?

Can celiac disease cause chronic severe constipation instead of diarrhea?

Unlikely: Celiac disease is secondary to damage to the lining of small intestine. Classic symptoms are diarrhea and weight loss. A small percent of patient may have constipation but not severe. Common causes of severe constipation are meds induced, diet related, not drinking enough fluids, and metabolic changes. Colonic inertia is another cause which requires a detailed workup. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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A 1/2 hour after I eat a hamburger & fries, I had diarrhea. has few other Xs w/ certain, Products, bread or pasta could I have celiac disease?

A 1/2 hour after I eat a hamburger & fries, I had diarrhea. has few other Xs w/ certain, Products, bread or pasta could I have celiac disease?

Maybe: Celiac disease is possible, so is gall bladder disease and bacterial overgrowth of the intestine (esp if you've been on long term oral antibiotics for acne or long term meds like Prilosec). Irritable bowel syndrome also seems to be aggravated by certain types of carbohydrates so it can mimic celiac disease. See your doc. Get it checked out ...Read more

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Doc thinks child with alk phos level of 2, 125 is possible celiac disease, is this pretty common in a 17mnth old with diarrhea poor wt gain?

Doc thinks child with alk phos level of 2, 125 is possible celiac disease, is this pretty common in a 17mnth old with diarrhea poor wt gain?

Alk phos level: While alk phos may be elevated in celiac disease because of osteomalacicia, the level you are reporting speaks more for a possible bony tumor. ...Read more

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Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?

Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?

Combating symptoms: Amitriptylene has anticholinergic and antihistaminic side effects that can slow the bowel and increase appetite. In this way it can counteract some of the symptoms you're having (the chronic diarrhea and poor appetite). You'll need to work with your doctor to arrive at a dose that works well for you, balancing out these processes in a positive way. You'll still need to avoid gluten. ...Read more

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I have had 2 months of diarrhea and vomitting, watery stooland abdominal pain. I got endoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsy and celiac disease test done and all tests were negative.There has been no proper diagnosis yet. What should I do?

I have had 2 months of diarrhea and vomitting, watery stooland abdominal pain. I got endoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsy and celiac disease test done and all tests were negative.There has been no proper diagnosis yet. What should I do?

Parasites: Has your stool been tested for ova and parasites particularly giardiasis and balstocystis homnis. If yes and all stool test are negative then irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea predominant is a possible diagnosis. You should follow up with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing on and off bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Also intestinal cramps. Family history of celiac disease. E.R MD thinks Gerd?

I've been experiencing on and off bouts of constipation and diarrhea.  Also intestinal cramps.  Family history of celiac disease.  E.R MD thinks Gerd?

Many possibilities.: GERD doesn't explain it. Constipation can though. Sometimes if you are constipated you get so backed up that eventually it comes out forcefully and fast (i.e. like diarrhea). If you stay regular it could go away (prune or pear juice, senna, docusate, miralax (polyethylene glycol) -- all over the counter). Take even if you start going to make sure it doesn't build up again. ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

A disease caused by an immune system reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more