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Jean_hk

Painful Cysts in breasts disappeared

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After going gluten free for 2 weeks, (i had a few slips)the painful , hard lumps in my breasts disappeared. I could feel some soft lumps that are not painful. 

The lumps have been around for at least 1 year. They changed a little with my menstrual cycle, but they never disappeared before my gluten free diet.  I am 21 years old.

My skin has cleared up as well.

After elimination of gluten, whenever i reinttoduce some gluten into my meals, i have stomach reflux immediately and lower abdominal cramps 2 days later. 

If you have related experiences, you are more than welcome to share !

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This is a symptom that I've not heard to be associated with celiac disease and going gluten-free. Did you see a doctor and have a monogram or other scan done to be sure the lumps are not something more serious? I would advise doing this no matter what.


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44 minutes ago, Scott Adams said:

This is a symptom that I've not heard to be associated with celiac disease and going gluten-free. Did you see a doctor and have a monogram or other scan done to be sure the lumps are not something more serious? I would advise doing this no matter what

I didnt do a mammogram, but i will  consult a doctor if the cysts should reappear. Thanks for the advice.

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26 minutes ago, trents said:

Jean, are you "reintroducing gluten into your meals" on purpose?

Do you have an official diagnosis of celiac disease or some other gluten-related medical condition?

Yes, on purpose.

No, I dont have an official diagnosis of Celiac disease. I do have mild erosive esophagitis, lactose intolerance, as well as an elevated ESR (reason unknown). Struggled with troubling constipation before.

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On 1/12/2021 at 8:22 PM, Jean_hk said:

Yes, on purpose.

No, I dont have an official diagnosis of Celiac disease. I do have mild erosive esophagitis, lactose intolerance, as well as an elevated ESR (reason unknown). Struggled with troubling constipation before.

Jean,

Usually an Elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate aka ESR is a sign of inflammation in your body....from something....

It might be gluten it might be a virus or something else etc...

A high ESR can tell you have inflammation going on in the body…but not from what….you might want to follow up with a C Reactive Protein test aka CRP or even an ANA down the road…depending on what further testing shows...

However, there is at least one study stay says a high ESR responds to a gluten free diet.

See this study entitled "ELEVATION OF THE ESR AND ITS RESPONSE TO A GLUTEN-FREE DIET"

https://journals.lww.com/ajg/fulltext/2004/10001/celiac_disease__elevation_of_the_esr_and_its.191.aspx

It is 15+ years old so either the doctor's have forgot about it....or it is not "New" enough for them to consider....

Here is a nice overview of the difference between an elevated ESR and a elevated C Reactive Protein test....without being over technical.....technical but not too! technical...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4653962/

you might want to follow have your doctor follow up with a C Reactive Protein test aka CRP.

Your doctor should probably do a follow up test of both the ESR and CRP next time….to see if your CRP is elevated….an indication that the inflammation has gone back down…

In general terms as far I understand it....ESR rates can stay elevated for a period of time….say 2 months or more…

But a high CRP means that it is current inflammation….in the last week or two (Maybe as short as the last 48 to 72 hours)….an indication the inflammation is currently happening....

I used to have an elevated CRP......but it has since gone down.

I hope this is helpful but it is not medical advice.

Posterboy,

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