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Joepilk

Wierd pain/discomfort

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I been diagnosed with celiac and been gluten free for about 3 and a half weeks and i have this wierd pulling/tearing pain under my bellybutton or near it it’s hard to tell but it feels like somethibg tearing or something if I’m laying down and switch positions but i don’t always have this discomfort only sometimes . Any idea what it is?

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1 hour ago, Joepilk said:

Any idea what it is?

Without a lot more information, no. Do you think it might be a hernia?

What do you think it is?

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It could be something as simple as a large gas bubble working it's way through. You can try massaging your abdomen firmly to see if that helps. If the pain is severe and lasts more than a few minutes do talk to your doctor about checking it out.

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Three weeks into the diet is not much time to heal.  Your gut is inflamed!  Your GI tract is raw and sore.  You are not digesting any food properly.  The result can just be gas.  Do you drink milk?  You could temporarily be lactose intolerant.  Stop dairy for a Few days.  Then just add back those dairy foods that contain the least lactose (milk sugar).  This would include hard cheeses, butter and yogurt.    You might want to skip known gasy foods like beans (beans, beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot.....) and broccoli for a few days.  It also might be a a hard stool (keep hydrated).  

Start a food journal.  This will help you figure out what is bothering you besides gluten.  Most intolerances resolve with healing!  I know I got ice cream back!  😊

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I also agree that the food journal would be really helpful for you. I had a few foods that bothered me until I healed a little more, which I can eat now, but it's good to know in case you have problems in the future. I found this cute little journal on amazon (hope it's ok to post the link):  https://www.amazon.com/Gluten-Free-Zone-Everywhere-Allergies/dp/1725935635/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1545686403&sr=8-1&keywords=gluten+free+zone+arrows+everywhere+food+journal

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Hi excellent advice above from all. I had stabbing pains and initially many of my organs felt inflamed too big for my body cavity. I swore days I walked faster than my body allowed my spleen hurt. I agree it's early and that gi tract is still inflamed and need to heal. I had 13 food intolerance s in addition to celiac. Now I am at 3. You may find pureeing, low inflammatory,  or soft foods easier on gi at first, I did.

Welcome to the forum. Best wishes on healing.

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Hi!

I have an umbilical hernia which feels similar to what you describe - always worse when I am bloated/have put on too much weight!  I found cutting out dairy in the early days (apart from hard cheese, that didn't upset me) really cut down on the bloating.

Hope you feel better soon.

Cristiana

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