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Another Person With Digestive Difficulties

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Hi everyone. I'm sorry to post yet another "could this be celiac" topic.

I have had digestive issues on and off for about 25-30 years. I have had diarrhea a lot in the past, especially after consuming high fat foods.

Lately, I have had ongoing problems with constipation, bloating, flatuence, and abdominal pain. I had resorted to Milk of Magnesia with some success. This past week; however, has been nothing but pain and strange symptoms. I wouldn't have what you would call classic constipation, but my stools are smaller and not as formed as usual. In the past, they would be floating and I had lots of mucous in them.

I read up on DH and then I remembered that I had a red "bump" right above my right knee cap that became itchy. There was what looked like a blood blister there and I scratched it off. (it didn't bleed)

I have also had numbness and tingling in my hands, arms, feet and legs intermittently.

I am at my wit's end. I suppose my next step is to try going gluten free? Does this sound like it could be Celiac Disease?

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Your digestive issues could certainly be celiac. I never had DH so I can't help you there. Some celiacs develop neuropathy due to nutritional deficiencies. Have you had the blood tests for celiac disease yet? That is an easy way to start; sometimes you need an upper endoscopy as well to make sure. You could also find out by going gluten free and seeing how you feel.

If you want to try the blood tests DON'T stop eating gluten yet or the tests won't be accurate.

Good luck.

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