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thegirlsmom

Member Since 13 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 26 2014 12:50 PM
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White Poo

22 June 2014 - 05:13 PM

Hi I have a question for you all regarding my daughters stool.
This past week we left my kids at their grandmothers house for a few days, where I am pretty confident they got glutened. My daughter who is suspected celiac but not confirmed, has had belly aches since she got home on Wednesday. She is now pooing this lovely stool that resembles white playdoh. I have never seen anything like this before! It sinks, doesn't float, and I don't see any oil droplets anywhere.
When I google white poo, I get all sorts of liver diseases and gallbladder issues.
I know pale stool can be a symptom of celiac, could anyone tell me if they have had this experience before, or if I should be concerned about bile duct blockage?? And how white is indicative of celiac??

Thanks, I am trying not to freak out here.
Anita

Not Sure What To Do

02 July 2013 - 03:12 PM

Hi, 

I have been experiencing some symptoms, which I know can be due to so many different things and I was hoping you all could lead me in a direction to persue. 

 2 1/2 years ago I was led to a celiac diagnosis because my Alopecia Areata was getting stronger and lasting longer.  Going gluten free not only stabilized my hairloss,  but it also regulated my hormones(I was told a few years earlier- at 33 - that I was perimenopausal).  At the time I had my thyroid checked because I do have a family history of thyroid disease - it was negitive.

 

Since being gluten free I have felt like a different person and none of those issues have been the least bit of concern until recently. I had even convinced myself that the perimenopausal diagnosis was wrong and it was all part of the celiac. 

 

It seems like overnight everything has changed.  I fear what my hair is doing because it feels like it is just falling out all over.  I have stiff joints,  muscle pain,  headaches, fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, and last month my period was about 2 1/2 weeks late, which I know are all symptoms of menopause and knowing that the Dr used the perimenopausal word 5 years ago......I am 38.  This month I am 3 days late but waiting, which is why I am here for help. 

 

Generally my biggest glutening symptom is fatigue and grumpies which ends in a couple weeks.  Otherwise I am asymptomatic.

 

I have been under a lot of stress. 

 

I am not sure if I should persue thyroid testing, go see my gyno,  relax and assume it's stress,  or try to figure if I am getting contaminated somehow. 

 

I know stress can cause flare ups in a lot of autoimmune diseases,  can it cause flare ups in celiac? 

 

Any thoughts would be appreciated.