I've had some problems for many years that I haven't thought much of until recently, and I personally think it may be related to celiac disease, or at least some kind of sensitivity.
My biggest concern is the light red bleeding on occasion after using the restroom. my doctor gave me some steroids to try to get it to heal, but they didn't seem to help. I have no idea if this is related to gluten/food intolerance, but I figured it's possible it's from intestinal damage due to gluten, correct?
Second, I have keratosis pilaris, self diagnosed. I think it's safe to assume I can look at it and figure out what it is easy enough. I haven't seen any official research linking KP to gluten, but there are multiple posts on forums stating gluten free diets have ridden people of their skin issues.
Third, and less worrisome than the other two, is the really bad gas I get that I can kind of associate with gluten. If I go a day or two without eating glutenous foods, the gas seems to clear up, but I can have gas for hours after eating a sandwich. I'm not as worried about this, seeing as lots of foods give lots of people gas, and I don't have diarrhea, but you can still have gluten related problems even without, correct?
If I have any other, more subtle symptoms, I may have been living with them for too long to realize I have them.
So if anyone thinks I should get tested, I'd like some info on where to go in lower wisconsin. talking milwaukee area or just north of it. Also, what the heck is a biopsy and is it painful? :|