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Celiacs And Diverticulitis

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 07:49 PM

I was just diagnosed with Diverticulitis a few weeks ago and was wondering if gluten could have anything to do with it? I have taken myself off of gluten now for about 5 days and feel good. I am wondering if they could be related.

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 03:46 AM

In my case they were closely related. Shortly before diagnosis I had a colonoscopy. The doctor stated that I had the most extensive diverticuli he had ever seen. Usually it is found in the left descending colon but for me it was throughout my entire large intestine. We thought perhaps it was because I have Ehlers Danlos but when I was rescoped last year, as a routine scope not for any issues, it was a big surprise to us both that almost all of the diverticuli were gone. Only a few little 'bubbles' left.
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celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007

Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15

Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom

Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007

Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Posted 08 May 2010 - 05:29 AM

My father had that. When I found out that my son and I had celiac he got himself tested and had a negative blood test. Then he got diverticulitis and wasn't responding to any of the treatments that his doctor tried. Knowing that celiac is in the family, he decided to try eating gluten free and his symptoms went away. I did a quick google search and everything I could find said that they are not related. I'm just glad that he is feeling better. I hope you do too.
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