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This is probably a really gross question, but I'm hoping someone will be willing to help me. I was wondering what a "normal" (ie what people w/o celiac would experience as normal) BM would be. I realized that mine weren't normal after seeing my GI doc and her reaction to my descriptions. But they have been normal for me. What is normal for a person with a healthy digestive tract? Is there a point when I will know that my digestive tract has healed because I will have normal BMs? Thanks.

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Unfortunately, what I've been told is "what's normal for you". Some people go everyday, some people every few days. Some people are more solid, some liquidy. My basic definition is: if it's not liquid, and it doesn't hurt coming out, it's probably normal :)

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maybe tmi lol but maybe you'll be more comfortable talking about it. bm talk is not uncommon around here :P

before gluten-free days i would go once a week max for a while, then followed by D for a couple days. then i might have "regular days" for a week or so... but i would always go back to not having any set schedule.

after having been on the gluten-free diet for a while now and feeling very good.. i have some semblance of normal. i can go almost every day and it is no longer a toss up between C or D. i never knew i was irregular before i figured out what regular felt like ;)

but i think normal for you might be a good description. it shouldnt be difficult or painful to go at all...

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Hi,

Thanks for both of your responses. I only had intermittent D before I was diagnosed (and my regular pcp who I didn't see the day I went in said she wouldn't have thought of celiac as a possible problem). The only time I had pain was with really bad D. The GI didn't seem to like what she heard (as in it wasn't a good sign) when I described what was going on. I just wish there was a way to know when everything was back to okay inside. I feel like I never know anymore what is normal and I just want to be able to trust my body. I used to be able to know what was going on (stress etc) by how my body reacted. Now I just feel thrown for a loop. Thanks again.

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