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Q. Some people have no symptoms, or not the usual gastrointestinal symptoms. What are the most common symptoms?

A. The most common symptoms seen for celiac disease are actually what are classified as atypical (or non-gut) presentations: anemia, bone disease, a skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis (DH), migraines, failure to thrive in children and adults, difficulty learning and concentrating, or other associated autoimmune diseases, like type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The most common symptoms of newly diagnosed people are anemia and early bone disease. Infertility, chronic fatigue or pain are other common symptoms.

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