Recurrent miscarriage and coeliac disease

Discussion in 'Miscarriage Support' started by Tasha, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Tasha

    Tasha 4kids+2angels+16mc

    Jul 16, 2008
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    I didnt really know where to put this but thought here was okay, if not feel free to move it.

    I have coeliac disease (an autoimmune system disease, which basically means your immune system fights your digestive system if you eat gluten, this can stop you from absorbing what you need from food), and whilst researching if I need to take extra supplements whilst ttc, I found evidence that undiagnosed coeliac can increase your chances of m/c and recurrent m/c as your body is not absorbing the things needed for baby.

    Heres the thing as many as 1 in 100 people have coeliac's (mostly undiagnosed), many adults have NO symptoms but if they do they can have all or some of these;

    bloating, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhoea, excessive wind, heartburn, indigestion, constipation
    any combination of iron, vitamin B12 or folic acid deficiency
    tiredness, headaches
    weight loss (but not in all cases)
    recurrent mouth ulcers
    hair loss (alopecia)
    skin rash (dermatitis herpetiformis- 'DH')
    defective tooth enamel
    recurrent miscarriages
    joint or bone pain
    neurological (nerve) problems such as ataxia (poor muscle co-ordination) and neuropathy (numbness and tingling in the hands and feet).

    I guess what I am trying to say is if you have had recurrent unexplained m/c's ask for a coeliac test (at first it is a simple blood test) as something as simple as this could be causing it.

    I hope I have not upset anyone, massive hugs x


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