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Long story short, the little boy I babysit for has been throwing up and having bad diarrhea for a few weeks now. He is 6 years old. They think it might be a virus, but he has had lots of "flares" of this kind of thing before.

They performed an abdominal ultrasound and everything was fine. They did this as a first step to see if they could find anything out, but it came back normal. All of his blood work is normal too. (I don't think they have tested him for Celiac.)

I spoke with his Mom and she said he is supposed to go in for endoscopy on Monday. I told her to ask them to take lots of samples of his small intestine to rule out Celiac. She knows a bit about it because of me, but she said, "Is vomiting common in kids?" I told her I have read that it is possible. She said that when he eats, about 12 hours later, he throws up everything he eats.

So, my question to all the parents of Celiac children, did your kid(s) have vomiting as a symptoms pre-diagnosis? Thank you! :)


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Yes, my son threw up. I thought he just kept getting stomach viruses, and once when I was talking to a nurse on the phone, she said, that doesn't sound like a virus. A light bulb went on, and I knew it was something else. At our next GI appt., I said this has been going on his whole life, we've got to figure it out, and that is when the doctor started the process which lead to the celiac diagnosis. I hope the little guy you are checking on gets to the bottom of his issue, and feels much better very soon.


Jane

Son (10) diagnosed 10/07 via bloodwork and biopsy

Elimination diet resulted in avoiding dairy, soy & corn for a time

Feeling much better

Enterolab results indicate gluten sensitivity for daughter (14) and myself

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My DD vomits if she breathes in gluten--bakery, play-dough making at school, etc... and has D if she actually eats something. GI symptoms can vary sooo much from person to person. Hope they get it figured out soon! Good luck!


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Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06

Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)

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Long story short, the little boy I babysit for has been throwing up and having bad diarrhea for a few weeks now. He is 6 years old. They think it might be a virus, but he has had lots of "flares" of this kind of thing before.

They performed an abdominal ultrasound and everything was fine. They did this as a first step to see if they could find anything out, but it came back normal. All of his blood work is normal too. (I don't think they have tested him for Celiac.)

I spoke with his Mom and she said he is supposed to go in for endoscopy on Monday. I told her to ask them to take lots of samples of his small intestine to rule out Celiac. She knows a bit about it because of me, but she said, "Is vomiting common in kids?" I told her I have read that it is possible. She said that when he eats, about 12 hours later, he throws up everything he eats.

So, my question to all the parents of Celiac children, did your kid(s) have vomiting as a symptoms pre-diagnosis? Thank you! :)

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One of my children vomited and the other didn't (both are Celiac). Before being diagnosed Celiac, my youngest had projectile vomiting pretty regularly. I assumed that she was making herself throw up / being strong willed because it was only certain foods. Now I know that it was gluten!!! This is what I noticed, though - her vomit shot out and seldom landed on her. I understood from her doctor that "projectile" vomit is a sign of Celiac. Does the child that you watch get sick like that? Other signs were really stinky, fat poop and then that went away and became diahrea. Her belly began to bloat and her knees and elbows hurt. She got moody. Every person is different - just details of my toddler who vomited....hope this helps.

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Thank you for all your replies! I will let the mom know that your kids have had vomiting issues. I feel so bad for the little boy. :( He is so sweet, but seems to get sick so often!

I don't know if his vomiting is projectile...I've never had to babysit when he is sick, thank goodness! :ph34r: But his mom said that he is having diarrhea and she can see almost everything he has eaten because it's so undigested.


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Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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My kids are in their 30's and have not been tested but I can say that vomiting was my first symptom that something was wrong.

It happened almost daily for 6 months until I went gluten-free. Even if I didnt eat or tried to drink coffee, I'd have dry heaves.

I'm sure there has to be a connection with celiac and throwing-up for no apparent reason.

Ken

Thank you for all your replies! I will let the mom know that your kids have had vomiting issues. I feel so bad for the little boy. :( He is so sweet, but seems to get sick so often!

I don't know if his vomiting is projectile...I've never had to babysit when he is sick, thank goodness! :ph34r: But his mom said that he is having diarrhea and she can see almost everything he has eaten because it's so undigested.


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As a kid I vomitted so much. Also the big D. No one could figure out what was wrong with me. I vomited so much that as an adult I NEVER vomit. My body is so over it. At least that is what I think


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When my daughter started getting sick, she threw up a lot. She was throwing up for a couple weeks when we first called our doctor. He didn't know what was causing it so he just put her on Prevacid. She was fine for a couple weeks and then she was throwing up for another week and then she was fine again. It would go back and forth for her until me and my husband called our doctor back and told him something was really wrong and we were then set up to see a GI specialist.


Patti, mom to twins Tessa and Skye (7), MacKenzie (5), and Aiden (4)

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