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My endoscopy biopsy looked exactly like something caused by Celiac disease but my blood test came back negative, what else could it be?
Is it possible for a toddlers blood test to be negative for celiac disease but upon endoscopy or colonoscopy be found to indeed have celiac disease?
Possibly: If the correct test was done (measurement of IgA antibody to human recombinant TTG is recommended for initial testing for CD by NASPGHAN) and was negative, AND if a child has chronic diarrhea or failure to thrive OR if they have selective IgA deficiency or a + family hx of CD, a biopsy might be recommended. Consult with a pediatric GI physician if this is the case. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have not checked for Celiac disease. Should I get a blood test? I have been under a lot of stress lately. I also drink a lot of caffeine.
Maybe: Your question does not provide enough info to confirm or exclude need for a celiac screening. It is a real problem with some subtle symptoms and effects. Screening is simple but confirmation requires an intestinal biopsy.You should have it confirmed before trying a gluten free lifestyle, which has a cult like following. True celiacs have other associated risks that need to be explored. ...Read more
What other methods is there of diagnosing celiac disease besides the blood test/gluten free diet/endoscopy? I can't afford endoscopy or the blood test
Don't eat bread: If you think you have celiac disease and yet you don't want to have a diagnostic workup the answer is quite simple avoid all gluten containing products such as flour bread products there are many gluten-free alternatives in all the markets just do that and don't cheat on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two negative blood test for celiac disease is it possible to still have it and it be the cause of bone loss? How do I test and make sure 100%
There's no 100%: The labs are probably not totally sensitive / specific but they're pretty good. Have you had a biopsy? This is one to work out with your physician. Bone loss won't be the primary manifestation of celiac disease despite "pop" wisdom. "Low blood pressure" isn't an illness. A full workup, including some zebras like porphyria or other neuropathies, may be a consideration along with supportive Dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the specificity of the blood test for Celiac disease? My doctors speak about GI sample, but some about only blood. I am confused.
I tested positive for celiac disease through a blood test but waiting to get my biopsy done, but liver & spleen are enlarged can it be cancer?
Organomegaly: Celiac disease is not usually associated with enlargement of liver and spleen. While some leukemias/lymphomas might cause this, they are not common in your age group, and might be associated with abnormalities of CBC or other tests. If you have solid anti-gliadin antibody test, then a small bowel biopsy is probably not essential. Fatty liver, cirrhosis, circulatory issues might be worth excluding. ...Read more
Can a small bowel series diagnose Chrone's, Gastroparesis and Dumping syndrome? I know celiac disease has a blood test but it is a possible also.
I have symptoms of celiacs disease but don't have it due to just having a negative blood test, what could it be?
Depends: It depends on your symptoms. Also, blood tests can be negative at some times and later can be positive. Depending on how severe your symptoms are, you can always see a gastroenterologist so they can get a full history, review your lab tests and see if they can help you with a diagnosis of celiac disease or something else that explains your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constipation and diarrhea for over 8 weeks now, I got a blood test for celiacs disease, but they said it was just fibre. What else could it be?
Many causes: By far, celiac disease is the lowest in the list of possibility in a person with a 8-week history of constipation and diarrhea. Have your traveled to the developing world shortly before this happened? You need to consult a gastroenterologist if you family doctor cannot provide you with an answer. ...Read more
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