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I was just diagnosed last July (in my 40's) and it was the first time that anyone in my family had ever heard of celiac disease. I've wondered where this heck this came from. My sisters have both tested negative for it. My dad hasn't bothered being tested. He is 85 and has CLL and doesn't think that my celiac has any relationship to him. He doesn't have or never has had any symptoms.

My mom died very suddenly two years ago from kidney cancer. She had only been diagnosed 5 weeks before. We never saw it coming. All of the time that I can ever remember though she did suffer from symptoms that could have been a result of celiac. She was overweight so she didn't fit the mold. I think that maybe she had celiac disease for years and that it was overlooked by her physicians. Has anyone ever heard of any relationship between untreated celiac and kidney cancer?

-Peg

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I know kidney complications can arise from untreated celiac as well as intestinal cancers.(not sure about kidney cancer per se) Also, weight gain is a symptom...not everyone is underweight and has weight loss...there are over 200 symptoms and not everyone has the same symptoms...in fact not everyone even gets symptoms with celiac. That's one of the reasons it is so hard to diagnose.

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