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Can A Gluten Allergy Cause Tearing Up After Every Meal?

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Posted on Wed, 4 Oct 2017
Question: I am tearing up after all meals. Lots of tears. I read on the Internet that it could be a gluten allergy. I am now trying a gluten-free diet. Two questions:
1. Could it be something else?
2. If indeed it is a gluten allergy could it become celiac disease?
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Not necessarily due to gluten allergy. Further inputs needed.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. I would need you to expand on this problem. I need the following details:
* How long are you having this problem?
* How long does it take for the tears to stop?
* Is it linked only with taking food?
* Does it occur with all sorts of foods?
* What happens when you take spicy or hot food?
* What if you take food that is known not to contain gluten (you may try any gluten-free food)?

Let me know and I would try to help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (24 minutes later)
Thank you for your prompt and detailed reply.
I have had this problem for several months
The tears stop a few minutes after they start
It only happens after a meal
NO effects from spicy foods
After I read that it could be a gluten allergy, I started a gluten-free diet and no more tears.
I am worried about developing celiac, if my diagnosis is correct.
Thank you in advance.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get tested

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the update.

In such a case I would insist you to get your blood tested for Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies (tTG-IgA). Please remember that all celiac disease blood tests require that you be on a gluten-containing diet to be accurate.

Upload the report once you get it. I will try to guide you further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (5 hours later)
Thank you Dr. Saha. I will get tested and send you the results.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Glad to help

Detailed Answer:
I would wait for your update. Feel free to ask me back if you ever have a health related query in the future.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Can A Gluten Allergy Cause Tearing Up After Every Meal?

Brief Answer: Not necessarily due to gluten allergy. Further inputs needed. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. I would need you to expand on this problem. I need the following details: * How long are you having this problem? * How long does it take for the tears to stop? * Is it linked only with taking food? * Does it occur with all sorts of foods? * What happens when you take spicy or hot food? * What if you take food that is known not to contain gluten (you may try any gluten-free food)? Let me know and I would try to help further. Regards