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by Alan R

Symptoms of Celiac Disease

Celiac disease symptoms can vary from person to person. Some people may not have symptoms at all. Others may have problems that start early in life or later during adulthood.
General problems may be:
  • Belly cramps, bloating, and gas
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Foul-smelling, light-colored, oily stool (poop)
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss
  • Changes in appetite
  • Lack of energy
  • Irritability
  • Lightheadedness
  • Teeth that are damaged or discolored
  • Muscle cramps and joint pain
  • Menstrual changes
  • Male or female infertility
Skin problems:
  • Cracked sores in the corners of the mouth—angular cheilitis
  • Blistering skin rash—dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Shallow sores in the mouth—aphthous ulcers
Problems of the nervous system:
Problems absorbing nutrients may lead to these symptoms in babies and children:


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Celiac disease. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/malabsorption-syndromes/celiac-disease. Accessed May 3, 2022.
Celiac disease. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/celiac-disease. Accessed May 3, 2022.
What is celiac disease? Celiac Disease Foundation website. Available at: https://celiac.org/about-celiac-disease/what-is-celiac-disease. Accessed May 3, 2022.

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