Do I have celiac disease?

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Hey everyone I am new here, and I am just wondering if anyone here who has been diagnosed with celiac disease had experienced the same symptoms.

First off, if I do have celiac disease it is probably nothing major because I don't suffer from abdominal pain, or diarrhea.

However, I do have constant bloating after I eat. I don't know if it's the gluten btw. Also, I do have gas. This may sound weird but I have cold hives which is most likely an autoimmune case of hives, and somewhere I read that having celiac disease can lead to a case of CIU (chronic hives).

If anybody has any knowledge of this I would really appreciate it.

(incase this matters I'm a teen guy)

Thank you

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    Hi Dan, are you thinking of dermatitis herpetiformis? This is the skin manifestation of Coeliac disease. It is treated exactly the same way as Coeliac disease with gut symptoms, by removing gluten from your diet. If you go on the CoeliacUK website, you will find all the information you need on this.
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      I'm not to sure to be honest. I don't know if I have celiac disease or something similar, or if my skin condition is autoimmune. I have heard that a gluten sensitive can lead to CIU, which I believe is what I have. 

      So, if it is dermatitis herpetiformis, then I can cut out gluten and be free of my condition?

      Thanks for replying

       

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      I went on the website u mentioned, and I don't believe it is dermatitis herpetiformis because it doesn't look like that. It only comes up when I am exposed to the cold, and it is hives, not like a rash. Like I said, I have heard that celiac disease or a gluten intolerance can lead to a case of chronic hives. 

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      That’s fair enough Dan, but you could get a blood test done to rule it out for sure, although you need to be eating gluten for 6 weeks prior to the test, otherwise you won’t produce the antibodies. Also, bear in mind, not all coeliacs have symptoms.
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    I had occasional bloating after eating before I was diagnosed. I also didn't think I had coeliac because I had no external symptoms. But last year I badly broke my thigh. The reason was because it turned out I had coeliac disease and I had the internal symptom of osteoporosis as my bones wren't getting the calcium they needed. I've since discovered that what I regarded as the 'classic' signs of coeliac (gastro-intestinal problems like you mention) are not shown by all coeliacs. Get yourself tested. I wish I'd done it at the bloating stage, as then I may not have broken my thigh.

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      Thanks for replying dje109. When I wake up in the morning, I am actually really skinny but as soon as I eat breakfast which for me is typically toast and fruit, I would bloat and it doesn't go away until I go to sleep. Also, I have breakfast at 6:30 and I eat lunch at 12:40.

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