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Could It Be Celiac?

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Hi everyone. I just joined the site and am looking to understand more about my condition. Firstly, I am a 20 year old male, and for the past year or so virtually all of my bowel movements have been diarrhea/steatotrhea. Depending on the day I go to the bathroom 3 to as many as 10 times in extreme situations. I went to the doctor and was tested for every food allergy and for Celiac but all turned up negative. I have researched the disease however, and honestly think I may have it. I just want to compare sone of my specific symptoms with others here to see if there are any similarities. I apologize for the length of this post, but I have a few questions concerning celiac disease:

-Is it common to almost never have a solid BM?

-Don't mean to be graphic but is anyone else unable to pass gas without defecating? This is one in particular I haven't heard much about.

-Could these symptoms be from something as simple as having a bad diet? I admittedly eat a lot of fried/junk foods (gluten or not) and have all my life basically, but could that alone be the cause or do you think it has to be more complex?

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I look forward to your responses.

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"Loose" bowel movements were the key to realizing I had celiac as my bowel movements never "hardened" up and at one point I was going the bathroom ten or eleven times a day. My test came up negative as well until I went to a specialist. I would not mess around with it. I lost about 30 pounds . My brother was diagnosed with celiac so I knew there was a chance. I first thought I had food poisoning I went the bathroom so much. There is no harm in going on a gluten free diet, just a hard diet to be on. Maybe give it a try and see if it offers you some help

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The Big D was my main symtom, too...many times a day (I'm shuddering to think back to those days two years ago). Hated to leave the house at times or I simply did not eat when I knew I had to go somewhere.

False negatives are rather common on the celiac panel. Will your doctor be doing an endoscopy with biopsies? If so, you need to keep eating gluten until after it's done. If not, I'd suggest you go strictly gluten-free and see if you feel better.

Personally I do not find the diet to be difficult...just a PIA at times. :P But it's so worth it to feel "normal" again!

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