11 doctors weighed in:
What signs are there for celiac disease?
11 doctors weighed in

Tim Markman
General Practice
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Tim Markman
Tim Markman
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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
I mostly agree, except that a gluten free diet can decrease GI symptoms for many people, not just those with Celiac disease. The diagnosis is made by intestinal biopsy and blood test.
Dr. Luis Matos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Celiac symptoms
The most common symptom is chronic diarrhea.
Eating anything with grains that contain gluten (wheat, rye, barley etc) causes an immune reaction that damages the lining of your intestines. This damages makes you intolerant to other foods. Gluten free diets are very hard to follow and if you are not careful you can get into nutritional problems. There is a blood test. Check with your doctor.

In brief: Celiac symptoms
The most common symptom is chronic diarrhea.
Eating anything with grains that contain gluten (wheat, rye, barley etc) causes an immune reaction that damages the lining of your intestines. This damages makes you intolerant to other foods. Gluten free diets are very hard to follow and if you are not careful you can get into nutritional problems. There is a blood test. Check with your doctor.
Dr. Luis Matos
Dr. Luis Matos
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Dr. Allen Seely
My celiac patients report abdomen pain
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Couple
Although diarrhea is the most common, there are many other symptoms including a specific type of skin rash, malnutrition, abdominal discomfort, and anemia.
The diagnosis can be easily made through blood tests and endoscopy.

In brief: Couple
Although diarrhea is the most common, there are many other symptoms including a specific type of skin rash, malnutrition, abdominal discomfort, and anemia.
The diagnosis can be easily made through blood tests and endoscopy.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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