Symptoms of celiac disease vary widely and may come and go. They may be very mild and go completely unnoticed, or
they may be severe and impact daily life.
Gas, abdominal swelling, and bloating. These
symptoms result from a failure of the
small intestine to absorb nutrients from food. You may also have mild stomach
pain, but it usually isn't severe.
Abnormal stools.Diarrhea or bulky, loose (or
watery), pale, frothy, and foul-smelling stools often occur. The stools may
contain a large amount of fat and may stick to the sides of the toilet bowl,
making them hard to flush. Children and adults often have the
same types of symptoms. But intestinal problems, such as constipation, are more
likely to occur in children.