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Doctor insights on: Pediatric Celiac Disease Symptoms

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Are there mild symptoms of celiac disease?

Yes: Sometimes when very mild, celiac can be asymptomatic in fact. Usually the mild symptoms consists of mainly bloating and vague abdominal discomfort. ...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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How to tell if my symptoms are from celiac disease?

Get it evaluated: Since you do not list your symptoms, i cannot say much. Just check with your doctor especially if you have abdominal bloating, gas, diarrhea, fatigue, aching. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease, what are it's causes and symptoms?How is it diagnosed?

What is celiac disease, what are it's causes and symptoms?How is it diagnosed?

Celiac disease: In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like iron or bone loss). ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if your child has celiac disease, what were their symptoms?

I'm just wondering, if your child has celiac disease, what were their symptoms?

Fatigue, diarrhea: Growth problems -decreased appetite and failure to gain weight -chronic diarrhea, which can be bloody -chronic constipation -vomiting -abdominal bloating and pain -fatigue (often tired during day and insomnia at night) -irritability -other autoimmmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or hashimoto's thyroiditis. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

Lots: The clinical presentation of celiac disease varies from patient to patient with either typical intestinal symptoms (see earlier healthtap answers on this topic) or a host of atypical extraintestinal manifestations. Important complications include: malnutrition, osteoporosis, infertility, GI cancers. Up to 30% have persistent/recurrent symptoms, incomplete response, or refractory disease. ...Read more

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Can some sort of parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?

Can some sort of parasite cause the symptoms of celiac disease?

Giardia lamblia: Giardia lamblia, a single call protozoan (think paramecium) parasite is found in fresh water. It takes up residence in the small intestine causing symptoms mimicking celiac disease. The organism may be detected in a stool specimen. Sometimes endoscopy is necessary for diagnosis. Treatment is curative. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you are lactose intolerant or have celiac disease, what are your symptoms?

I'm just wondering, if you are lactose intolerant or have celiac disease, what are your symptoms?

Loose stools: Lactose intolerance shows loose watery stools after milk. Classic celiac disease usually shows watery stools with trouble gaining weigh all the time. However, there are other symptoms that can be found in celiac disease, and you do not absolutely need to have the diarrhea to have celiac disease. This includes rashes, arthritis, anemia and dental problems. Some people have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of celiac disease?

Is fatigue a symptom of celiac disease?

Fatigue & celiac.: The quick answer is yes, fatigue can be caused by celiac disease as the malabsorption of carbohydrates causes dehydration and reduces the intake of the body's main energy substrate. But many other things can cause fatigue, too. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
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