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Hey guys. About three months ago I got some blood work after being irregular and having random bats of diarrhea and the doctor said "celiac disease". Since then I have been gluten free, but still have some struggles. Now to confirm celiac I have to have an endoscopy which is no big deal but my lovely insurance company dropped me and I have to wait til one can start back up to get that done, but I do have a distant aunt that has this and I just wanted to see if maybe this sounds familiar:

HORRIBLE stabbing pains above my belly button that coincides with about an hour on the toilet. Its happened over ten times and each time has been past 9pm, usually 4am in the morning. That is my main problem even being gluten free. Also, I didnt have these pains before I went gluten free, just seems like theyre coming more often the longer I go on. Thanks for any help, just going insane trying to manage through college and this

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    Sounds like your bowels goes into spasms when you use toilet. Do you have both diarrhea and lumpy bits? If you do you may suffer with constipation. It's consistent soup like consistency it's true diarrhea. You can try buscopan for spasms. It may be ibs?. Look it up. Diverticulitis is consistent once it's starts. Pain is there all the time. Diverticular disease on other hand is stabbing at times. In general it's below belly buttons on left though. It can move however. I get it below ribs too.
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    Are you sure. not your Gall bladder.?
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    Hey guys. I initially was told about six years ago "IBS" but I think it was just anxiety (was diagnosed by telling the doctor my symptoms only). And I sometimes wonder about gallbladder because my mom, sister, and grandmother always had to have theirs removed at a young age. I just usually am up with diarrhea when It happens and its not soupy, more like ....cottonish? If that makes sense. Its just challenging dealing with this and collete
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