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I have serious swelling/bloating/fullness in my abdomen for multiple days with discomfort. could Celiac be the cause?


Posted by poprox

I am female, 19. I recently started drinking more milk (I've never had issues with before) and to be honest ate a lot of wheat products in the past 5 days. I havent eaten gulten or lactose in almost 2 days and I still feel sick. my sister has celiac could that be the the problem? I feel full and bloated constantly yet have the knawing hunger pains/feeling very often, though I shouldnt be hungry. I am tired and I have to use the bathroom more frequently. I dont have tons, just a little gas. My stomach is significantly larger with swelling. I woke up the other morning and it felt weird and has been the same only with more discomfort. I've had it happen before like last time I was on my period but it has never been this intense.
 
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Celiac could be the cause of those symptoms. Celiac patients have hundreds of symptoms ranging from joint pain, to gas, to constipation. While your symptoms could be indicative of some gluten or lactose allergy, they could also be related to something entirely different. If you think it's a reaction to the foods, go to your doctor with you list of symptoms. If they feel your symptoms are in line with Celiac, they'll take the necessary steps to confirm the diagnosis. Make sure to note what you ate, and how your body felt before/after it so they can get a clearer picture. 
Try keeping a food journal, recording what you eat and how you feel.  if you notice a correlation, I would visit your doctor for a celiac blood test, to at least rule out the possibility.  I had similar symptoms, and I turned out to be Celiac and lactose intolerant. Good luck!
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