Celiac Disease

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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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 »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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. The invest...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to Crohn's or Celiac disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been unwell for nearly one year. I have deficient iron levels, low B12, borderline to low RCC, neutropenia, high PO4, low levels of uric acid, and low MCHC. I was found to have chronic gastritis, H. pylori, and inflammation last year. I am tired all the time and have numbness in t...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. Before I comment on your condition, please answer the following questions: What is your vitamin B12 value? How was H. pylori infection diagnosed? Did you undergo a biopsy during endoscopy or by the urea breath test? Have you taken any treatment for H. pylori i...  Read Full »

What do I get persistent diarrhea, though my abdominal pains stops a month before?

Query: Hello doctor, I have diarrhea three to four times a week, 30-60 minutes after eating dinner. The stool is mushy and has a normal shade of brown color and comes in multiple pieces but the toilet water becomes very cloudy with a dark green sometimes yellowish color. This started after I had mild co...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you must be very upset about your symptoms that have been running for almost over two months. There are few possibilities like peptic ulcer disease (ulcers within the stomach and duodenum a part of the small bowel), and the pain due to pancreat...  Read Full »

Can you suggest any medicine for Celiac disease?

Query: Having celiac fromnlast 10 year dignosis recently ayear ago since then i am gluten free still cant absorb food feeling week i am 25 yearw old ...please do suggest me gluten free l glutamine supplemwnt to recover and multi vitamin  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well it is important that you understand that giving supplements of whatever quality, would not help, unless your primary issues is settled. I am sure you would have confirmatory tests for diagnosing celiac disease namely TTg(positive) and duodenal biopsy show...  Read Full »

Are weight loss and gastro issues to gluten diet early symptoms of celiac disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I have no family history with celiac disease. I have quitted eating gluten foods altogether because I have had some bloating, gastrointestinal problems, weight loss, and yellow stools. But then also now I have noticed that I have had liver or gallbladder pains which...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the symptoms you mention are vague and believe me these symptoms can occur in 10+ diseases of the abdomen, but can also occur without having any disease. These symptoms can occur sometimes as physiological changes of the body to food, environment, exercise, and...  Read Full »

How to diagnose stomach problems?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I had roti with spinach, which is home made. Today morning, I experienced a stomach bout, but not watery. Should I take a combination of antibiotics Ridol and Ulticept 500 mg along with Metrogyl and Eldoper? I am still feeling uneasy. Please guide me on this. Every 20 days, I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I was trying to understand your blood work. Is your TSH 14 and HbA1c 7%? The reason why I am concerned about these tests is because hyperthyroidism can cause recurrent diarrhea and if your HbA1c (diabetes) number is high it can also cause diarrhea. You can use the Rido...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to manage H.pylori infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old male. I have been experiencing a wide range of symptoms for nearly a year. It all started in the last summer. I started to experience constant vomiting after eating, bloating and weight loss. Then, I was diagnosed with a Dientamoeba fragilis infection and given a cours...  Read Full »


Dr. Uphar Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms can be explained by Helicobacter pylori easily. H.pylori infects the lining of the stomach, causes increased acid production and (gastroesophageal reflux disease) GERD  as one of the main symptoms. It is a pretty common disease worldwide and is...  Read Full »

Why can I not digest dairy products?

Query: Hi doctor, I cannot digest dairy products, oily foods and sweets. These all give me loose motion. What treatment should I take to combat it? My current medication is Normaxin 2.5 mg. In the past, I had Mahacef OZ, Nougat capsules and Ilaprazole during aggravation. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have a few questions for you. Did you get gallbladder surgery in the past? Have you consumed alcohol either in the past or present? If yes, how much? Do you have abdominal pain with the loose stools? Have you seen any worms? Have you seen blood in your stools? Had ...  Read Full »

How is the cause of abdominal bloating diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past one year or more I have been suffering from occasional severe abdominal bloating. But, for the last few months it has been all day. I have been tested for celiac disease and the result was negative. My stomach becomes so big and I cannot walk or when sit. I cannot see or clot...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vomiting blood is a red flag for gastritis, peptic ulcer or erosions in the stomach or duodenum. I would highly suggest you follow up with a gasteroenterologist personally for upper GI endoscopy. If possible get a colonoscopy with biopsy for celiac disease in blood tes...  Read Full »

Does being overweight rule out the possibility of celiac disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a concern about my cholesterol levels and the possibility of an underlying condition. I am a 37 year old female with uncharacteristically low cholesterol. I donate blood regularly which gives me the opportunity to have my total cholesterol level tested. About a year ago, I creat...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I welcome you and want to assure you need not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

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