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What are typical signs of celiac disease?

What are typical signs of celiac disease?

Weight loss: If you are experiencing unexplained weight loss, gastrointestinal symptoms especially after having eaten gluten (usually in wheat), and even nerve problems (numbness, you should considered being tested for gluten intolerance. A simple blood test may provide the diagnosis (although not as definitive as an intestinal biospy) but you must be eating gluten for the test to be accurate. ...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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What kind of signs does celiac disease display?

What kind of signs does celiac disease display?

Celiac Symptoms: Symptoms of celiac disease vary among sufferers and include: Digestive problems (abdominal bloating, pain, gas, diarrhea, pale stools, and weight loss) A severe skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis; Iron deficiency anemia (low blood count) Musculoskeletal problems (muscle cramps, joint and bone pain) Seizures Tingling sensation in the legs Mouth sores ...Read more

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What signs are there for celiac disease?

What signs are there for celiac disease?

Abdominal discomfort: Individuals with celiac disease can have a variety of different symptoms and may even be asymptomatic. Often it is associated with gastrointestinal distress including pale stools that are associated with non-specific diarrhea, cramping, and bloating. The diagnosis can only be made by a physician. If symptoms improve with a gluten free diet, the chances of having celiac disease are greater. ...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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What are common signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

What are common signs and symptoms of celiac disease?

Abdominal symptoms: Celiac disease causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, etc... A patient gets diarrhea, anemia, lactose intolerance, tummy aches, irritable bowels, etc... ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of celiac sprue disease?

What are the signs and symptoms of celiac sprue 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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How do you know if you have celiac disease? What are obvious signs?

How do you know if you have celiac disease? What are obvious signs?

No absolute signs: There are some symptoms of celiac that can suggest it enough to start a work-up. The most common ones that i see are: bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia. ...Read more

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Is it possible for itching to be a sign of celiac disease?

Is it possible for itching to be a sign of celiac disease?

Yes: There's an itchy skin condition called dermatitis herpetiformis that occurs in about 1/4 of the people with celiac disease. Of all the people with dermatitis herpetiformis, about 85% have celiac -- and it may be the only symptom of celiac they have. When gluten is removed from the diet, the skin problem often goes away. ...Read more

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Can undigested starch in the stool be a sign of celiac disease?

Can undigested starch in the stool be a sign of celiac disease?

Celiac: The only way to be truly sure is to have the stool evaluated as well as seeing a gastroenterology specialist for an appropriate evaluation. ...Read more