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Distended stomach, gas, anemic. Celiac disease?

Hi, I have experienced abdominal health problems since I was in my early teens. For quite a while, doctors have thought I had endometriosis . I am now twenty years old, and I am experiencing many symptoms in line with celiac disease . I have an extremely distended stomach , especially after I eat. Sometimes I look 7 months pregnant. I am constantly gassy with a really foul odor, and my digestive track is just off. I also am anemic oftentimes. Lactose intolerance is something of which I have thought, but now I m thinking it s gluten . When I don t eat gluten, I feel so much better. Like I said, I m twenty years old, exercise a minimum of 5 days a week, eat extremely healthy (salads w/ no dressing, fruits, vegetables, meat, and quinoa primarily). When I have soups, cereals, or any kind of baked bread, I get messed up, though. Do you think this could be celiac and it s worth getting tested? Thank you for your help, Emily
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there Emily~

All the symptoms you describe are suspicious of you having gluten allergies. I recommend that you see a gastroenterologist to confirm this . You may also need to get other testing done. However it is advisable to avoid any gluten products since you clearly identify that you are having problems with such products. Gastritis can also cause the bloating sensation and you are advised to see a physician who can prescribe medications to counter these symptoms. For all you may be having something that is totally treatable, you just need to find out what your problem is. So, don't worry and see a qualified doctor.

I hope this helps. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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