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Microscopic colitis and link to gluten sensitivity and milk sensitivity but not celiac disease?

Microscopic colitis and link to gluten sensitivity and milk sensitivity  but not celiac disease?

Unclear question: I do not understand your question. But microscopic colitis is a specific condition that is most commonly related to medications, though some conditions predispose you to developing it (Celiac may be one). Milk sensitivity? - if you mean lactose intolerance then this is common and separate from Celiac. Everyone that drinks enough milk will have symptoms. ...Read more

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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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17yrs chronic diarrhea, celiac and microscopic colitis. Various meds. On 6mp now & pure glutenfree diet. No improvement. Other remedies?

17yrs chronic diarrhea, celiac and microscopic colitis. Various meds. On 6mp now & pure glutenfree diet. No improvement. Other remedies?

Refractory Celiac?: Refractory celiac disease is when symptoms of celiac disease return or are persistent even on a gluten free diet. Patients should be evaluated by their gastroenterologist to make sure the symptoms are not related to unknown gluten exposure from "hidden gluten" or the early signs of intestinal lymphoma. Refractory celiac disease often shows t-cell gene rearrangement in the biopsy. ...Read more

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Microscopic colitis and lupus, what should I do?

Microscopic colitis and lupus, what should I do?

Treat them both: Treat them both. Discuss the issues with your rheumatologist and a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between IBS and microscopic colitis?

What is the difference between IBS and microscopic colitis?

Micro colitis vs IBS: Microscopic colitis refers to 2 med conditions causing diarrhea: collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis--conditions characterized by this triad of clinicopathological features: 1. Chronic watery diarrhea; 2. Normal colonoscopy; 3. Characteristic histopathology. Whereas in ibs diarrhea or constipation may predominate, or they may alternate. This diarrhea etiology is different from micro colit. ...Read more

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Lost 20 pounds ima month but all tests are negative for crohns, microscopic colitis and allergies. I can't keep anything in. What's happening to me?

Lost 20 pounds ima month but all tests are negative for crohns, microscopic colitis and allergies. I can't keep anything in. What's happening to me?

Many causes: There are many causes of weight loss including endocrine, metabolic, structural and psychologic issues. You've only listed three causes when there can be dozens. You need professional help to sort through these causes. If your current doctors cannot supply you with an answer, please get another opinion. Continued weight loss can be deadly. ...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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more