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ptkds

Dd Not Peeing Alot, Celiac Related?

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My 16 m old dd has been diagnosed with Celiac disease, but it hasn't been confirmed by a GI dr yet. Lately, DH and I have noticed that she doesn't have very many wet diapers. In fact, I could probably go all day without changing her if she didn't poop. And her nighttime diapers are really light, too. She is not dehydrated because she drinks lots of fluids during the day. She doesnt' have alot of diarrhea (just maybe once or twice a day) so I don't think that is the problem. Could it be related to her Celiac disease, or could there be something else going on? I am gonna bring it up at her GI dr's appt, but I just wanted to get an idea of what could be causing it. We are not gluten free yet since her testing isn't finished.

thanks,

ptkds


ptkds

Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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I can't really relate to a 16 month olds toilet habits. But me, being quite a few years older have noticed since going gluten free I do not need to get up in the middle of the night to pee. Just what you wanted to hear, I know. But there might be a relationship between being gluten free and not being gluten free and using the toilet.

I am still drinking as much, maybe a bit more, but it sort of stands out, that hey, I don't need to use the loo in the middle of the night.

As long as your daughter keeps up her fluid intake, and her urine is not too yellow, or smells too strong, I don't think there should be a problem with it, but do bring it up at your doctors appt. You can never be too careful

Catherine

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My 16 m old dd has been diagnosed with Celiac disease, but it hasn't been confirmed by a GI dr yet. Lately, DH and I have noticed that she doesn't have very many wet diapers. In fact, I could probably go all day without changing her if she didn't poop. And her nighttime diapers are really light, too. She is not dehydrated because she drinks lots of fluids during the day. She doesnt' have alot of diarrhea (just maybe once or twice a day) so I don't think that is the problem. Could it be related to her Celiac disease, or could there be something else going on? I am gonna bring it up at her GI dr's appt, but I just wanted to get an idea of what could be causing it. We are not gluten free yet since her testing isn't finished.

thanks,

ptkds

I imagine that this is one of those things where the answer will go either way equally. My dd definitely had as much water going out as she did going in. I suppose that if your dd's urine were dark in color as opposed to being clear, that it may just be she isn't drinking enough water. I'm not sure how you keep track of that with a child still in diapers but I'm sure the GI would have an idea.

The only real issue that I've ever heard of with peeing and Celiac is that in undiagnosed cases, bedwetting seems to persist into older ages. But then again, I haven't looked in depth into these symptoms.

The only other thing that I can think of is that perhaps the water is being retained in her system in the abdominal swelling you are seeing. With all of the irritation in her body from being on gluten, there's bound to be a lot of swelling. So perhaps that is what is affecting her. I hope that GI will be seeing her fast and get the biopsy done soon.


Vicky

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