Get email alerts Get E-mail Alerts Sponsor: Sponsor:

Ads by Google:

   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE email alerts

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Store.

Consistancy Of Stools After Gf?

3 posts in this topic


My son has been gluten-free since 4 months old. I was strictly breastfeeding when he developed severe diahrrea. After weeks of research (no help from peditrician) I went on a dairy free gluten free diet. His symptoms disappeared. At 6 months of age I introduced solids and things went fine (still gluten-free). At 13months I weaned him and he has not had a formed stool since. He is now 17 months old and remains dairy free and gluten free. He is not having liquid stools but they continue to be very soft, often huge blow outs of his diaper. Also, his stools have a distinct odor as does his breath. I have not gotten any answers from my MD other than he would like to have my son tested to be sure he is gluten intollerant. I am just wondering if my son is normal for someone on a gluten-free diet. He remains well above the 50th % for growth and has a great appetite, and has hit all age appropriate milestones (talking, walking etc.). If anyone has experience here I would be grateful. Thanks for your time



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ads by Google:

We are new to this - gluten free diet. My son (23 months) has been gluten-free for one week today. A lot of what you mentioned in your post sounds so familiar to me and was part of my reason for coming to this board today.

He started having chronic constipation (which I know is an actual sign of Celiacs) at 6 months of age. He is extremely delayed developmentally and is way under the growth chart in size.

However, since starting this diet his stools are now very soft and huge blow outs too. His stomach has gone from being bloated and swollen to being very soft and flat. The one thing you mentioned that I wondered about is the distinct odor....his breath STINKS!!

My son was actually tested for Celiacs at about 14 months of age but it came back inconclusive...due to his body not producing immunoglobulins.

I can't really offer advice...just tell you I am in the same situation.


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for sharing your experience. My son has never had constipation, but I feel like because of his diarrhea at such an early age, and large loose or at least very soft stools for over a year now, I am a poopie diaper expert. My husband laughs at me because if he changes our son I give him the 3rd degree "How did it smell, how big was it, did it run out the side?". I have brought this to the attention of our ped., stinkie breath and all, but he hasn't really been able to tell me anything. The testing he wants to do would require my son to eat gluten so no way. As long as he continues to grow well, I am going to stay gluten-free (and he will stay stinkie). I hope your son catches on the growth charts, and I am curious to hear what kind of projection your ped has made for your son in realation to developmental milestones? How much do they feel he will be able to make up for? Thanks for your time.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
    • Total Posts
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Weeks in and feeling no better
      Following my official diagnosis of celiac disease I went gluten free many weeks ago, but I have noticed absolutely no improvement in my health since.  I still get a plethora of muscle aches and pains almost constantly, I still feel tired, I still get lots of headaches and I still feel very foggy.  Is this normal? I see health sites suggesting some symptoms go within a few days of the diet while others take a bit longer but I have had no improvement whatsoever.  Thanks
    • Villous atrophy with negative tTG IgG/IgA, high Gliadin IgA!
      According to endoscopy report, i'm parasites free. but i have high IgG to candida albican, which may indicate recent or current infection with it. i spoke with my doctor, his reply was like forget about candida or SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth, they only appear in immunocompromised patients! 
    • Italian pasta
      Hi! You will have no problems to eat safe in Italy! Food labeling is much better in Europe  (you can fully rely on labels, they list everything). The only wheat celiacs can have is gluten free wheat starch, used in Schär products and many swedish ones. As italian cuisine is based on pasta and bread, there are a lot of gluten free options, most restaurants are aware of celiacs. All kids age 6 in Italy are screened for celiac. You will find lots of options on   Enjoy your trip!!
    • Continued Symptoms
      Since she is back on the charts her doctor is generally pleased with her condition. I don't know that I've made it clear enough how persistent and ongoing some of this is for her. She improved so dramatically when we made her gluten free, but there are these couple of nagging issues. I'm beginning to wonder if she has some other food sensitivity... Regarding the speech - we homeschool, will the public schools evaluate her anyway?
    • Italian pasta
      My wife and I are traveling to Italy in October and will be eating authentic food over there obviously. I'm extremely sensitive to gluten and extremely celiac. I have heard rumors that people that are celiac don't have the reaction to the wheat pasta in Italy due to the processing of the wheat is different than that of the states. I am curious how much truth to this there is and if anyone has had any experience with this issue or recommendations as to what to avoid. I've never been outside the states and am fearful that I won't be able to eat over there haha
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Larry Gessner  »  cyclinglady

      Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Here is the link if you have never watched it. Thank You,
      · 2 replies
    • ChiaChick  »  Peaceflower

      Hi Peaceflower, Just wanted to say thank you for the chat.
      · 0 replies
    • ukuleleerika

      Hello! I am new to this Celiac website... Is there anyone out there with Celiac AND extensive food allergies? My allergies include shellfish, dairy, eggs, cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, nuts, oranges, red dye, and more I can't think of. I went to the allergist about a year ago to see why I wasn't feeling well, and once everything was eliminated, I still didn't feel well. We did more testing to find out I had celiac as well as allergies to cattle as well as rye grass (I live on a farm basically). This was back in January 2016. I recently had my endoscopy with the gastroenterologist a week ago. I have no idea what to do or what to eat... So fish and potatoes for me!
      · 2 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
    • Most Online

    Newest Member