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My 6 Yr Old Girl Passes Gas Frequently

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Hi All,

Just a little bit background...My 6 yr old daughter is a celiac (diagnosed feb 2011). Her antibodies levels were very high and didn't come down at her 8 month blood tests. As many others, we have also done our part of mistakes and with the help of this forum and posts here, i have eliminated all gluten from her diet, even traces are not there now...i can be sure about it. So, i am sure she is completely healing now and we have better results next month. Otherwise, she has improved wonderfully in terms of her iron levels, height and weight and got a good appetite as well and motions stable.

Since a month or two, she has been passing a lot of gas (mostly during late evenings), her motions are normal. Other than gluten, i have not excluded any other items from her diet. Her gas also doesn't bother in any form...just that its there. Now, My question is what is the view of wonderful experienced people here on the forum and is this something i should worry about? Has anyone else had a similar experience and is this part of healing process?

Thanks for all your guidance...

Nannu

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My guess is that she's possibly sensitive to casein, soy, and/or oats. You might consider eliminating all of these items and then adding them back in one by one. Also, some celiacs are sensitive to nightshades. Personally, I'm fine with them, but I thought I would mention it in case your daughter might be someone who is also sensitive to them. I, as well as many other celiacs, am sensitive to both oats and soy, and my main symptom is gas.

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My guess is that she's possibly sensitive to casein, soy, and/or oats. You might consider eliminating all of these items and then adding them back in one by one. Also, some celiacs are sensitive to nightshades. Personally, I'm fine with them, but I thought I would mention it in case your daughter might be someone who is also sensitive to them. I, as well as many other celiacs, am sensitive to both oats and soy, and my main symptom is gas.

Hi Rosetapper23,

Thanks a lot for your advice. She doesn't have soy or oats as part of her diet. Casein - i personally don't want to eliminate it because of her growing nutritional needs and she doesn't trouble consuming milk/curd. i give her pediasure as well. So, what i want to ask, if she is not so bothered with gas (i don't mean acidity but passing gas), should i be considering removing casein? Does casein slow down her healing process or works against it?

Thanks once again.

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After 2 yrs gluten-free my DD also has LOTS of gas. All her regular tests incl cholesterol are fine . I believe she is lactose sensitive so I give her Lactaid to prevent Diar.. but the gas is still there. I wonder the same thing .

She definitley does not too much fiber as its a struggle with the veggies I actually have to use gummy fiber supplements and she has normal BM's.

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any recent antibiotic use?

Thanks everyone. There has been no recent antibiotic use, but too much fiber is definitely there and also most of the eating happens only in the second half of the day after 3:00 pm as she is away for school for almost 8 hours. Also, she is a thal minor so to keep her hb strong, i have to keep pushing lots of fruits and vegetables including eggs, chicken and liver (once a week)...My question is should i worry about it?

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I don't know that I would worry about it. Bell peppers (raw, especially) give me gas. But I have no reason to suspect a problem. Some foods are prone to causing gas, without any trouble. What is YOUR gut feel?

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I don't know that I would worry about it. Bell peppers (raw, especially) give me gas. But I have no reason to suspect a problem. Some foods are prone to causing gas, without any trouble. What is YOUR gut feel?

You are very right, some foods do cause gas and my gut feeling is the same. I too feel its nothing else that could be wrong going on. For the goodness of certain foods, we do need to give them even if they are causing gas....

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