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Embarrassing Bodies - probable Coeliac disease -bowel condition

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9 year old Emily, has a problem with her poo, and according to kids it can't get much more embarrassing than that. Emily has to go to the toilet a lot, often suffering from diarrhoea and a swollen and gassy stomach. Dr Pixie examines Emily's stomach, finding a backlog of poo still in her bowel. She sends Emily to see Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Professor Chris Taylor. Emily is sent for an x-ray, which shows a lot of poo in her bowel that needs to be removed, after further blood tests, biopsies and endoscopies, Emily is diagnosed with probable Coeliac disease. This is a common bowel complaint that is caused by an intolerance to gluten, found in wheat, rye and barley. It affects around 1 in 100 people in the UK, and the symptoms are stomach pain, diarrhoea and vomiting. This new series explores the conditions and ailments that leave many of us a little red-faced and aims to de-stigmatise common complaints.