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Virgie

Blood In Stool

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Hi! Just wondering if any of your kids have blood in their stools. Daughter (age 13) was dx with Celiac first part of September & has been gluten-free since 9/9. Been feeling much better. But the last few days hasn't been feeling as well and has had bloody diarreha. Is this a symptom of being glutened? Or is something else going on with her? Her older brother has Ulcerative Colitis and I always worry that she could have that too. Sure hope not as that is a horrid thing to have (especially if you have a hard time reaching remission).

What do you all think? This always happens when the weekend comes. Otherwise will probably be calling her doctor if it keeps up.

Thanks.

Virginia

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Hi, Virgie! My 3 year old was diagnosed in July, She had blood in her stools. She improved with going gluten-free, BUT the blood in her stools didn't stop until we went casein free a month later. My GI dr. always recommends his newly diagnosed celiac patients also go casein free. I dunno about it always happening when the weekend comes... maybe she is cheating on her diet at school... maybe friday is something she just can't resist, like pizza day or something... either that... or maybe you guys have ice cream on fridays!? I dunno. Maybe she's not purposely cheating, but doesnt realize that something she's eating has gluten in it. Maybe ask her to keep a food journal, and go over it with her. Maybe it's a cross-contamination thing. Hope she feels better soon... ill keep my fingers crossed that this is not Ulcerative Colitis, and that it is related to her celiac. Good luck!!!


Breanna

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Hi Virgie,

Blood in the stool is actually how we found Katharine's celiacs. The nurse practitioner kept telling me it was a fissure but the suppositories didn't work. When I got into her doctor and told her there was still a large amount of blood in very large white stools she suggested the celiac test. Now if Katharine gets glutened the stool first goes white, then if it persists the blood comes next. Katharine's loss of blood mixed with the celiac caused anemia for her so watch out for that one as well. Once she is gluten free again the blood goes away. However I should say that Katharine does not have bloody diarrhea, just very large bowel movements streaked with blood, blood on the tissue and floating in the toilet. Good luck and I hope she is feeling better soon.


Melissa

Diagnosed Fibromyalgia March 2007

Mom to Katharine, 5 years old diagnosed Celiac Disease Sept 2006

Peanut allergy

Michael 3 years old diagnosed infant reflux at 6 weeks

Dairy Soy allergy until 22 months

Neg blood tests and biopsy Feb 2008

Positive gluten-free dietary response

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Margaret Thatcher

Fall down seven times stand up eight.

"I've decided that after air, water, and dirt, the next most common substance on the planet must be gluten!"

Toni Nolte, Overland Park, Kansas

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