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Is diarrhea considered to be a symptom of gluten allergies?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: It's Possible

It's surely a common complaint of the food allergic patient.

In brief: It's Possible

It's surely a common complaint of the food allergic patient.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

Diarrhea can be a symptom of gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease), but this is not a true allergy.
In celiac disease, gluten (which is a component of wheat protein) causes damage to the lining of the small intestine, resulting in diarrhea, flatulence, bloating, vitamin- and iron-deficiency, anemia, and other problems. Some celiac patients do not have diarrhea. A blood test can diagnose it.

In brief: Yes

Diarrhea can be a symptom of gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease), but this is not a true allergy.
In celiac disease, gluten (which is a component of wheat protein) causes damage to the lining of the small intestine, resulting in diarrhea, flatulence, bloating, vitamin- and iron-deficiency, anemia, and other problems. Some celiac patients do not have diarrhea. A blood test can diagnose it.
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
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