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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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, 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 ulcer every mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for uploading the blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your renal and thyroid function are 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 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. Parth R Goswami

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 it i...  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 »


Dr. Deepak Patel

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 glu...  Read Full »

Are celiac diseases common in type-1 diabetic patients?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is a 6-year-old and is a type-1 diabetic. Her sugars are normal. HbA1c is 6.4%. We had her last celiac disease test nine months which was negative. But for the last three to four days, she is complaining of stomach pain, and I feel like she has some gas issues. I gave her a t...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concern. It is well known that children with type-1 diabetes have an additional risk of developing other autoimmune illnesses like celiac disease, autoimmune thyroiditis. The incidence of celiac disease is about ...  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. Parth R Goswami

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 intra-epithel...  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 »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

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 v...  Read Full »

Can the thyroid disorders affect the digestive system?

Query: Hello doctor, I have not been feeling good for over a month, and I think it is my thyroid. I got testing done, but everything says it is normal. Is it normal? Please help me. TSH: 1.31 T3: 3.13 FT4:1.2 TPEX:17.8 TGAB:45 They all say it to be normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, though your thyroid profile is in range as the thyroid is more towards the upper side, you might experience some anxiety issues and stomach upset. If you do not have any digestion issues. I will suggest you keep your stress levels low practice mindfulness...  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

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 »

What are the treatment options for abdominal lymphadenopathy in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 5 years old, was detected with abdominal lymphadenopathy. Her ESR level is 62. She is also suffering from constipation and abdominal pain. Her doctor done blood tests, ultrasound and endoscopy followed by histopathology. The biopsy report shows chronic duodenitis with ...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should not worry. There is no evidence of cancer in the given scenario as such (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Lymph nodes in the abdomen are normal structure. The lymph nodes enlarge in the presence of infection and malignancy. Here, LN is not so en...  Read Full »

My stomach gets upset after taking food made of wheat. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,My stomach remains upset most of the time upset. This happens especially when I eat roti made of wheat flour or corn flour. If I eat fruits, then it is normal. My weight has also reduced due to this. I have this problem for the past one month. I had a liver infection before two years. I am...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your current BMI is normal. But, if your weight is decreasing due to the lack of diet, then that is not a good thing. Your liver problem was before two years and your current problem has a history of one month. So, I do not think that it has something to do wi...  Read Full »

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