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When is it time to contact Doctor about Stomach Issue

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It has been 12 days now and I have been experiencing abdominal cramps with D. This has never happened to me.
I have been gluten-free for almost 2.5 years and was an asymptomatic Celiac. I do not know what to do. I have eliminated 
many foods and last night I thought I was getting a little better so I had a burger and fries. This morning out of the
blue, cramps and D. I have no other symptoms. I still have an appetite and feel fine most of the time (cramps and gas occasionally).
When is it time to contact a Doctor? I really do not want to get scoped again..lol. Should I fast for 24 hours and see if that helps?
Or could this be something other than Gluten exposure. Thanks

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It might be a good idea to contact your doctor. I doubt they will immediately want to scope. Blood testing and stool testing would be a good first step. in addition is there anything new as far as meds, toiletries, a new gluten eating significant other or gluten eating pet that could be CCing you?


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I have stopped taking my statin but that did not help. I am now doing an elimination diet and I think I might know but not sure. I make my own granola (all nuts from nuts.com gluten-free except pecans from Fisher) with almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecans (Fisher Pecan - this is new) and coconut flakes with maple syrup for sweetener. I have been eating this for almost two years with no issues (Fisher Pecan is new - might be an issue). However, the maple syrup is different as well. I am using Bourbon Maple syrup instead of the costco brand maple syrup. This granola is the only thing that is homemade that I am eating - which I just stopped today. Yesterday ,I ate a couple of pieces of the dry granola to snack and within 25 minutes I did not feel well and to rush to the bathroom. Seems too fast to react to gluten - maybe. I am now eating rice, bananas, toast, chicken and potatoes. The granola is the only one thing left. We shall see in the next few days going without granola. Thank you for your feedback.

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It's not 100% clear from your first post whether you've been maintaining a gluten-free diet for the 2.5 years, as you mentioned eating a hamburger and fries. Did the hamburger have a gluten-free bun? Did you order it at a restaurant? If you eat out, that is a likely source of contamination. 

You are on the right track with re-checking your diet to make sure you're not eating something contaminated. See out certified gluten-free brands, consider getting a Nima Sensor to test foods you eat regularly, and consider taking GliadinX enzymes if you do eat out (they are a site sponsor here), as they have been shown in studies to break down small amounts of gluten contamination in the stomach.


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Thanks Scott. I should of been more clear on the hamburger and fries. The buns I baked myself and the fries I baked potatoes in the oven. The beef was grass fed beef from Aldi's (great deal). I never eat out. It has been two days and I feel much better on a bland diet. Now I do not know if it was something I ate or something like a stomach flu. We shall see once I start going back to my routine. Although, I am a little hesitant on the granola...:(

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Hi there

I used to make burgers for my catering business. Most burger seasonings have some form of gluten in them. If the burger label mentions seasoning then don't buy them.  

 

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Have you increased your fiber intake recently? Any new seeds in your diet? Eating more nuts? Your symptoms are exactly the same I got when I increased my fiber intake. 


If the doctor mention IBS, run. 

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Yes, I did increased my fiber intake and maybe that was the issue. Now I am avoiding any fiber and I feel better but I guess I better watch it so I don't get the reverse effect of lack of fiber...if you know what I mean. We really need to have a balance diet and not overload on fiber. I eat nuts every morning with lots of fruit. I am slowing bringing back fiber into my diet. We shall see. 

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