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Why does gluten cause some people abdomen discomfort when the blood work for celiacs disease was negative?

Why does gluten cause some people abdomen discomfort when the blood work for celiacs disease was negative?

Variable: This question is difficult to answer because it really depends on what is being eaten. In general some people "respond" to limiting gluten despite not having the disease because they are now paying attention to food labels. Gluten containing foods tend to be highly refined or processed. So by avoiding these one is eating more real food. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


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Is it possible to have celiacs disease with negative blood work. I have lost 30lbs, tired, tingling in all extremities at 21 years old. ?

Is it possible to have celiacs disease with negative blood work. I have lost 30lbs, tired, tingling in all extremities at 21 years old. ?

Yes but unlikely: The blood tests are pretty good though not perfect. There are multiple things that can explain weight loss and fatigue other than Celiac. Talk to your doctor to explore further. ...Read more

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Could celiac disease blood tests work if you are not currently eating gluten?

Yes: The antibody test is likely to remain positive for a long time after going on gluten free diet. The test for hla antigen will certainly remain unchanged. See this site for more info. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiactesting/. ...Read more

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Need guidance in finding a physician that can really help with my chronic fatigue. I have celiac disease. Blood work just came back low thyroid, low?

Need guidance in finding a physician that can really help with my chronic fatigue. I have celiac disease. Blood work just came back low thyroid, low?

Holistic doctor: The type of doctor most likely to be knowledgeable in assessing and treating chronic fatigue, celiac disease and thyroid imbalances is one trained and certified in holistic medicine. To find a doctor certified by the american board of holistic integrative medicine go to http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors fortunately, there are at least a dozen such doctors in the phoenix/scottsdale area. ...Read more

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Celiac disease blood testing involves what tests usually?

Celiac disease blood testing involves what tests usually?

TTG IgA , others : Arguably the most accurate is the ttg IgA level. In those who are IgA deficient, i believe a dpg igg is the best. Others include anti-endomysial antibodies. The gold standard is duodenal biopsies obtained during endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease be 100% ruled out with the blood test?

Can celiac disease be 100% ruled out with the blood test?

Yes: If genetic markers (DQ 4, 8) are negative and there is not antibody to gliadin peptide, celiac disease can be ruled out. ...Read more

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Which are the normal blood levels labs for celiac disease?

Which are the normal blood levels labs for celiac disease?

Restate the question: There are no normal blood levels for celiac disease. Some lab tests are abnormal in patients with celiac disease, e.g., antibodies to tissue transglutaminase. ...Read more

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