Gastrointestinal pains worsening with wheat = celiac disease.?

Celiac disease. Abdominal symptoms - whether constipation, pain, diarrhea - aggravated by wheat ingestion is surely suggestive of a gluten intolerance. There are various blood tests that can be used for screening- gliadin, endomyseal, transglutaminase antibodies. Gold standard for diagnosis is still felt to be an upper endoscopy with biopsy of the small bowel.
Could be... See your doctor for an appropriate work up to find out if celiac is the culprit.

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How does eating too much wheat hurt someone with celiac disease?

Need to avoid wheat. If one is diagnosed with celiac disease then avoidance of grains is imperative in order to avoid short term and long term complications of this disease. Read more...
None. It's not a matter of too much wheat. People with celiac disease need to avoid all gluten containing products. Please see celiac.Org for further diet recommendations. Read more...
Things to ponder. Celiac disease represents a fluke in the immune system. People with celiac who ingest gluten containing foods trigger production of antibodies that attack their tissues as if they were an invading germ. Any exposure to wheat will do this. The antibodies can linger for months & degree of damage varies. This can be mild or life threatening. Heavy exposures create lots of antibody. Read more...

Is it possible to be intolerant to oats, but not wheat, and have celiac disease?

No. Celiac sprue (gluten enteropathy) is an immunologic reaction to proteins in gluten (gliadin and others). This is found in wheat, rye, barley, triticale, spelt. Oats have a different protein (prolamine) that may cross react in some people. But people may not tolerate a grain for reasons other than gluten, proteins, immune cause. Some carbs may not be well digested by some folks, with same sympt. Read more...

Digestive diseases: celiac disease, so many say relief without wheat. Whats going on?

Easy to get confused. Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel. Read more...

How can eating wheat hurt someone with celiac disease?

Damages intestine. There are very complex immune reactions between b-cells (antibody producing cells) and cd4 helper cells in celiac patients which result in anti-ttg antibody formation as well as the creation of gliaden sensitive cytotoxic t-cells which patrol the intestinal epithelium. These cytotoxic t-cells get stimulated by gluten to attack the intestinal lining cells and kill them resulting in tissue damage. Read more...
Tears them up. The simple answer is it tears them up.This is a food allergy/intolerance where exposure promotes a chronic battle between immune complexes & the intestine tissue.The injury can/does produce pain,failure to absorb nutrients/diarrhea or other symptoms.The symptoms are not as dramatic as some get with a peanut allergy, because it affects a different part of the immune system. Read more...

Would I be able to have wheat intolerance without having celiac disease?

Yes. Non-celiac wheat intolerance is beginning to be recognized by doctors as a real and growing problem. Partly could be due to gmo wheat and partly to roundup residue on commercial non-organic wheat. Read more...

What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same. An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. Read more...
Differs considerably. Consider wheat as a composite of many proteins all of could trigger a simple allergic response like hives.The reaction clears when the protein trigger is gone. In celiac disease the body actually produces antibodies to various gluten proteins that cross react to intestinal issue & cause tissue injury.That tissue injury can continue as long as there are circulating antibodies. Read more...