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Ask the Doc: Why does celiac disease cause infertility?

Posted May 05 2010 12:00am

questionmarkgreen1.jpg Q. In one of your previous responses you mention that polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and celiac are related. I was diagnosed with PCOS for over 20 years and treated with BCPs and then Metformin. Meanwhile I’d suffered terrible bloating, chronically, for years, encompassing both lower and upper abdomen. I began to learn gluten may cause the bloating and PCOS symptoms, so I went off gluten and the meds simultaneously (without any clinical testing). I have had periods like clockwork since, and the bloating is greatly improved.

My questions are:

Thank you for any time you may find to address my questions. Unfortunately there appears
to be scant clinically sound information or studies concerning this.

A. To answer your questions:

Hope this helps.

Health and happiness,
Dr. Aron

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