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Hi!

Stumbled across this site a few times and think that it is very helpful, especially these forums. I wondered if anyone could help me?

My situation is this. For about 5-6 years I have suffered bouts of diarrhoea, bloating, and mild abdominal pain. After having my second child last April my symptoms seemed to worsen. In the last few weeks I have been suffering from horrendous abdominal pain that is more right sided, just off to the right of my navel. Sometimes it shoots horizontally across my entire stomach. It seems worse on an empty stomach or after alcohol. Have had bloods done and all fine except a slight raise in Bilirubin (Doc thinks I have gallstones based on this, but my pain doesn't c-oinside with eating, it isnt in my chest and back, I am only 33 and am skinny) Have lost 14lbs in 6 months with this issue. A different doctor put me on Zantac (for ulcers) and I must admit it helps.

Been on a gluten, wheat and soya free diet for 3 weeks and feel much better, stomach pain is lessening but dont know if that is the Zantac! Have had a Celiac bolod test done by my doc says it will take 3-4 weeks to come back from the lab. I am due an Ultrasound scan tomorrow

Anyone shed any light on this? I guess my questions are: Can Celiac cause Ulcers? Or could I have something else other than an ulcer. Pain is always on the same place.

Thanks in advance

T

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Hi there and welcome,

this is a great place to get some answers!

as to your question, jmho but it might be worth a try to stop the Zantac for a couple of days (I think the 1/2 life is about 12 hours) and continue to eat gluten and soy free to see if the pain comes back. if it does then perhaps it is an ulcer; if it doesn't then it might be worthwhile to challenge yourself by adding in seperately and 1 at a time gluten and then soy to see if there is a resumption of pain.

I was also given an acid reducer as well and it did help a bit with the pain but did nothing for the diarrhea (I was still consuming gluten)

if the pain is coming after alcohol, 1) is the alcohol wheat/barley based? vodkas or beer? cause those can affect some gluten intolerant people

2) has your doc considered pancreatitis? the people I know who have had pancreatitis have had to give up alcohol as it can really affect them. this is just a shot in the dark but might be worth a look

good luck!

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Many thanks! Just had my ultrasound and no gallbladder stones or problems. Would try stopping the Zantac but only have 4 weeks worth and have done 2 weeks already. Off on holiday tomorrow so dont want to rock the boat!!! Is it possible that having an undiagnosed wheat gluten intolerance could give you an ulcer? Cant understand how I might have gotten it

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Hi!

Stumbled across this site a few times and think that it is very helpful, especially these forums. I wondered if anyone could help me?

My situation is this. For about 5-6 years I have suffered bouts of diarrhoea, bloating, and mild abdominal pain. After having my second child last April my symptoms seemed to worsen. In the last few weeks I have been suffering from horrendous abdominal pain that is more right sided, just off to the right of my navel. Sometimes it shoots horizontally across my entire stomach. It seems worse on an empty stomach or after alcohol. Have had bloods done and all fine except a slight raise in Bilirubin (Doc thinks I have gallstones based on this, but my pain doesn't c-oinside with eating, it isnt in my chest and back, I am only 33 and am skinny) Have lost 14lbs in 6 months with this issue. A different doctor put me on Zantac (for ulcers) and I must admit it helps.

Been on a gluten, wheat and soya free diet for 3 weeks and feel much better, stomach pain is lessening but dont know if that is the Zantac! Have had a Celiac bolod test done by my doc says it will take 3-4 weeks to come back from the lab. I am due an Ultrasound scan tomorrow

Anyone shed any light on this? I guess my questions are: Can Celiac cause Ulcers? Or could I have something else other than an ulcer. Pain is always on the same place.

Thanks in advance

T

You can try the Mayo Clinic's symptom checker: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/symptom-c...ominal%2520pain Their top possibilities, when I put in my best approximation of your symptoms, were gallstones, peptic ulcer and celiac disease.

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