Celiac disease, an autoimmune condition, gets triggered by eating gluten, which is a protein found in grains. This condition is otherwise called celiac sprue, gluten-sensitive enteropathy, or nontropical sprue. The symptoms include diarrhea, weight loss, tiredness, stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting.
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Why am I having decreased appetite and abdominal pain with a headache?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old unmarried female. I am having decreased appetite, abdominal fullness, mucus in stools, and dull pain in the upper abdomen, and get a headache sometimes. I have asthma and take Formosone 125 inhaler, Doxofylline, and Montelukast. I also keep getting aphthous ulcers every ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for uploading the blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Your renal and thyroid function is normal. The borderline value of potassium can be easily fixed by a good intake of fruits on a daily basis. Coming to your symptoms, I understand that y... Read Full »
My 7-month-old-child poops more than 20 times a day. What is the cause?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 7 months old. She keeps pooping. She at least poops 20 diapers a day. Why? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A baby of 7 months old passing stools of around 20 times a day is not normal. There are some diseases which can cause this type of symptom. The possibility of celiac disease should be ruled out. In celiac disease, there is an allergy to glut... Read Full »
I have pain in my penis with a scar. What is the cause?
Query: Hi doctor, After testing positive for celiac disease, I had an EGD and biopsy three weeks ago. The pathology report stated that I had marked acute and chronic inflammation with severe reactive epithelial changes including villus blunting and gastric metaplasia. I was negative for H. pylori as I was ... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Here according to your history, you were positive for gluten disease. So, you might have done tissue transglutaminase antibody testing. It is very sensitive for that and then, a biopsy for confirmation. In histopathology report, villous blunting present but intr... Read Full »
Why am I experiencing rapid weight loss and different stool color?
Query: Hello doctor, About 18 months ago, my stomach distended, and my stool turned from brown to light brown and eventually yellow. After that, I started to lose weight at a rapid rate, 40 lbs in 15 months. I was given multiple blood tests, an upper endoscopy, and abdominal ultrasounds. The only thing of... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of your weight loss could be maldigestion, malabsorption or systemic illness. Improper digestion occurs due to a lack of pancreatic enzymes secretion. Malabsorption occurs due to intestinal issues, for example, Celiac disease, infection or inflammation of t... Read Full »
Why do I have high hemoglobin and hematocrit values?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old female. I have a history of celiac disease and a past medical history of Hodgkin's lymphoma, a stage 2 cervical lymph node and tumors in my chest. I had a blood test last week which showed B12 and folic acid deficiency, raised hemoglobin of 161 and raised hematocrit of ... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having celiac disease in which because of malabsorption vitamin B12 deficiency and folate deficiency can occur. This deficiency also can be developed if polycythemia present in which proliferation more. Here hemoglobin and HCT is high as per history. Hence if ... Read Full »
Can you suggest any medicine for Celiac disease?
Query: Hi doctor, I have celiac disease for the last ten years, but I was diagnosed recently a year ago. As I have switched to a gluten-free diet, I am feeling weak. I am 25 years old. Please suggest to me some gluten-free food. Now I am taking L-Glutamine supplement and Multivitamin to recover. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to understand that giving supplements of whatever quality would not help unless your primary issue is settled. I am sure you would have done confirmatory tests for diagnosing celiac disease, namely tTG (tissue transglutaminase) and duodenal biopsy showing villo... Read Full »
Please suggest ways to convince my husband about my gluten-free diet.
Query: Hi doctor, I have been having abdominal and thoracic pain for the past 16 years. I do like to describe the pain as irritation, burning, feeling like eating sandpaper; constant pulse to puff and burp, acid reflux and fire in my breast and stomach. I used tons of medications for years, such as proton ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the excellent history and sharing your background as a dietitian really helped. First of all, as you might now, the celiac disease cannot be proved by chemical basis. You can very well have a negative serology with biopsy proven celiac disease. ... Read Full »
My stomach feels bloated all the time, irrespective of food intake. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, My stomach has been bloating every day, whether I eat or not. It is tight and gives me an uncomfortable feeling. I have no appetite to eat throughout the day. My poop is like the shape of a snake. I underwent a stomach X-ray, and it showed no blockage. The blood test reports were also ... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your X-ray is normal as per history, so no intestinal obstruction is present. We need to rule out the following for bloating: Excess fatty food intake. Eating too fast. Smoking. Anxiety issues. Irritable bowel syndrome. Celiac disease. Taking excess ca... Read Full »
I am a 19-year-old with a family history of celiac disease. Do my symptoms of stomach aches and diarrhea indicate I have it too?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old suffering from stomach aches daily and diarrhea. I also have other symptoms, such as anemia, fatigue, anxiety, brain fog, depression, abdominal pain, heartburn, bloating, weight gain, and osteopenia. Also, my mother and uncle have celiac disease. I tested my blood and g... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), your reports are negative for celiac disease. However, what you are suffering from needs to be identified and treated. Since you have anemia and diarrhea, you... Read Full »
I am a mother to an 8-week-old baby, and I suffer from celiac disease. Can I eat gluten-containing food?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old female. I was diagnosed with celiac disease two years back. I was traveling, so I was not able to have a biopsy done at that time. Shortly after that, I became pregnant. My baby is now eight weeks old. Throughout my pregnancy, my tTg levels were monitored, but they n... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I have reviewed your history and would like to see your tTg-IgA (tissue transglutaminase) levels. Celiac disease has a vast clinical spectrum, from loose stools, weight loss, and bloating to low blood levels. Even we have diagnosed patients... Read Full »