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Is pain once you start eating a symptom of celiac? If so, what is it that is hurting? Thanks, Jennifer

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Is pain once you start eating a symptom of celiac? If so, what is it that is hurting? Thanks, Jennifer

I'm assuming that you are talking about your stomach. If this is the case, your stomach is more than likely tore up a bit. If you are having any burning, it is acid in the stomach which can do alot of damage and you will need to take steps to protect the stomach by using antacids. Sometimes when the stomach is sensative from all the awful things that have passed thru it that has caused damage we have to resort to foods that are easily digested for awhile. Meats can be hard to digest so take that in small amounts. Acidic foods, coffee, soda, alcohol, and dairy are among serveral foods tha can be hard on the system.

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As far as I know it is her stomach, but transient small bowel intussusception showed up on the ultrasound. I was told not to worry about it, but if it is what is causing her pain I need to know that. She turned up positive only on DGP IgG and none of the others, so she has a biopsy scheduled for next week. She is on Prevacid and started eating once we put her on that but says her stomach hurts every time she starts eating. It is really sad. She keeps telling me she is hungry but she is limited from the pain. She will not eat fruits or sweets. Everything seems to make her hurt, it does not matter what food I give her. I also give her Tylenol, and Malox if she does not quit complaining as she begs me to do something. What does the gluten do to the stomach? I am aware of the small intestine damage, but what about the stomach? Thanks, Jennifer

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I forgot to say she is on Prevacid 15 mg twice a day, so really I would think it would help more if it was just acid. It does allow her to eat for a few bites. I have to take her off that after today because of the biopsy. I dread it. Jennifer

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Hi Kate,

Wow- is it your daughter!? Sounds like it absolutely could be celiac causing transient i/s - the problem with that is that Drs don't know anything about celiac anyway and they know even less about the connection between transient i/s and celiac. Anyway you can find a Celiac specialist in your area? Where are you? States or somewhere else?

Make sure they take 8 biopsies, my son only had 3 and then came back borderline :rolleyes:

I read somewhere (in the many med journals) that 20% of adults who presented with i/s in emergency were found to have undetected celiac disease- that is a huge number considering that I/S is so rare.

http://www.appliedradiology.com/Issues/2004/02/Articles/Small-bowel-intussusception-associated-with-celiac-sprue.aspx

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/710039

http://www.jiaps.com/article.asp?issn=0971-9261;year=2007;volume=12;issue=4;spage=221;epage=223;aulast=Sinha

http://archsurg.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/143/12/1234.pdf

Good luck!

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