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Can gluten intolerance cause constipation,acne and missed period?

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I'm a 25 year old Asian woman. I have had constipation and acne problems all my life. I eat a lot of veggies, fruits and wholegrain. I've been taking fibre supplements too but nothing helped. In the last few years I also have irregular period, but this time its my longest (5 months since my last period). I've seen doctors and did blood test, they think I have pcos, but the ultrasound showed I have no cyist. Lastly I've heard about gluten intolerant, and this can lead to all my problems, is it true gluten can cause constipation, acne and miss period? how do I know for sure that I am allergic to gluten?

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Sun, 9 Dec 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Problems like such as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal pain occur frequently in those who have been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity.

Joint pain, headaches, and brain fog are more frequently noted symptoms, and there's one small study that found gluten can cause depression in people who don't have celiac disease.

Dermatitis herpetidiformis is a skin condition may be seen in gluten sensitivity.

Avoid gluten contain food like barley, rye, oats, and wheat.

Also, avoid gluten prepared food. this one gives you a permanent solution.

Please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu,
Internal Medicine Specialist
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