Patient Comments: Celiac Disease - Diagnosis

How was your case of celiac disease diagnosed?

Comment from: Shannon, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

I was experiencing hair loss. I have long hair and doctors initially thought it was due to thyroid condition that I did have...but turned out to reverse itself once I started the gluten free diet. I was diagnosed with an endoscopy for Celiac Disease.

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Comment from: boyd1964, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 11

It took two years and many doctors before one finally stumbled on celiac in 2001. Symptoms were sore joints, diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, memory problems, depression, acid reflux. His first response was heavy metal poisoning, but then he remember he'd had his wife tested, and so tested me. I'm now in refractory phase with lymph problems and chronic fatigue.

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Comment from: kc, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

I started at age 40 with frequent bouts of bladder pain and inflammation that the doctors explained as interstitial cystitis. A few years later the bloating, abdominal pain, reflux and thin floaty stools started. A small bowel biopsy and bloodwork confirmed I have celiac disease. Two years on a gluten free diet the bladder pain dissapeared as well as the other symptoms!

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