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#1 Canadian Karen

 
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 10:20 AM

Hi Guys!

My sister just called. She is going through numerous tests. She goes this Thursday to a GI specialist and will be getting the blookwork done for celiac disease. So far the tests she has had shows she has a hiatus hernia and an enlarged spleen. I know hiatus hernia could be common in celiacs but what could cause an enlarged spleen?

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Posted 16 August 2005 - 11:12 AM

Well everything can be affected by celiac so yes the spleen can be affected. Mono which was my celiac trigger also caused my spleen to become enlarged for a while.
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 11:20 AM

Well everything can be affected by celiac so yes the spleen can be affected. Mono which was my celiac trigger also caused my spleen to become enlarged for a while.

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So I'm wondering, if I do in fact have it (just not diagnosed officially) can a nervous breakdown or alcohol consumption over the years trigger it?

I guess I pretty much "trashed my body" in the past and now I'm paying for it. :(
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 11:23 AM

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I would say either one of those could be a trigger for Celiac. For some its an illness, a surgery, a pregnancy...there are many...
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Posted 16 August 2005 - 11:25 AM

So I'm wondering, if I do in fact have it (just not diagnosed officially) can a nervous breakdown or alcohol consumption over the years trigger it?

I guess I pretty much "trashed my body" in the past and now I'm paying for it.  :(

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Yep, as Jen said, there are many triggers and that could have been yours. Your body just said "Enough" and snapped.
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 02:44 AM

It can be caused by anemia or inflammation elsewhere in the body. Did she have a biopsy and if so, was it recently? I could provide more information based on this.
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Posted 18 August 2005 - 05:20 AM

I will know a lot more after today, she goes to see my gastro today. I know he is doing the bloodwork today but I don't know whether he will automatically schedule an endo or wait until bloodwork.....

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positive bloodwork, positive biopsy
Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism
endometriosis (at age 20)
spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.
Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs
Rhiannon 8 yrs
Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."
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"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."
Tom Nansbury


"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."
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