A 35-year-old male asked:
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test positive for celiacs if you have been on a gluten free diet for 2 months? is it worth it to go back on gluten to get a positive test result?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Your celiac problem is not going to go away so why would you want to make yourself sick again? Remember that some people may not totally recover until after several months off gluten product. However if your symptoms do not improve after 3 or 4 months, you need to evaluate the diagnosis or consider another diagnosis since the presence of celiac does not preclude other illnesses.
Answered on Mar 8, 2014
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