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Undigested Grapefruit Pulp
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Hi all, sorry to bother everyone with another TMI question. I am a bit freaked out because of what is happening with my BM. I have, for a long time, "produced" totally undigested nuts every time I ate them (and it was not a question of chewing, either. The same happened with Larabars!), as well as other things which are more commonly undigested.

However, I have just realized that with my D I have passed perfectly intact grapefruit pulp, as plump and clean and pink as when I ate it just 9 hours ago!

Is that something I should worry about? Is it a symptom that something is getting worse? I have been sick because of soy these past few days, and I think I have accidentally glutened myself at the hotel I stayed in.

I am so tired of my GI symptoms, even if they are still 100 times better than they were three months ago.

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Nuts aren't all that uncommon to be partially digaested. The pulp? Keep an eye on it, if it keeps doing it, then i'd be concerned. I think part of your problem is the fact that you probably aren't fully healed yet.

Just keep track of it for now, keep a small notebook or whathaveyou.

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Thank you :) I am trying to keep a notebook, and since beginning a more careful diet it makes it easier to identify the plethora of foods I react to.

I will experiment a bit with the grapefruit in the next few days when I am not soy-ed.

It is really weird, though: I am used to like leaves and skins, and I would have understood finding the coating, because that's all fiber, even if I remove everything pretty religiously. What's weird is that the little pieces of pulp were not even squished! How is it possible???

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Ugh, sorry to bring this up again... Apparently it keeps happening with grapefruit... Is this really that unusual? Should I call my doctor?

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Sounds like "rapid transit," as my doc called it, or malabsorption. At least that's what my doc told me when similar stuff was happening. If it was me, I'd call the doctor.

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Joining the choir here: call your doctor. It does seem as if you are basically not digesting anything, and I honestly don't know what's up with that.

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Oh, wow... thanks guys. I'll call and see what's the deal. I totally get the rapid transit, gatita. I am now usually having 4-5 BM per day. Prior to going gluten-free I was constantly going double digits for months.

I'll call my doctor and see what happens. I have been told that I may have flattened vili (from infections, antibiotic, my thyroid imabalnces, et cetera) even if my antibodies are negative, is that true?

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Yep, you can test negative for all blood tests and have the biopsy come out with damage :)

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So, I called my doctor: my gut has not healed yet and I am still not absorbing properly. It's funny - she is not too inclined to have me get a biopsy. She thinks it is not necessary to find out that my intestine is not working, giving the symptoms. She wants me to continue the diet and see what happens. I am of two minds - no one I know ever wakes up in the morning thinking "biopsy! YAY!" :D Thoughts?

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I suppose... Well, I am not a fan of biopsis either. My mother wanted to get me tested but really, if I already knew what I was going to find, and if I didn't find anything I would continue on a gluten-free diet, what's the point? If your doctor is sure it's just your gut who still not properly healed, then I suppose you have to hang in there for a little longer and see what happens.

If it's something else, then it won't go away.

Good luck, and I'm hoping it will go away soon.

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