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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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Genetic blood work done for celiacs- one gene positive for celiacs another negative. I have lost 30lbs in 5m, is it highly possible I have celiacs?

Genetic blood work done for celiacs- one gene positive for celiacs another negative. I have lost 30lbs in 5m, is it highly possible I have celiacs?

Get checked out: Only a small % of people with the genetic markers develop celiac disease. However any weight loss of 30 lbs without an known explanation should be vigorously evaluated even though your symptoms may be suggestive of gluten intolerance. I presume that you are anorexic . ...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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Im 23, blood work says im healthy, no celiac, have been bloated and gassy daily for the past 2 months. Almost 24/7, wake up with grumbling, any ideas?

Lactose intolerance?: Avoid all dairy products for a week and see it this helps. Acid reflux can cause similar symptoms as well. See your doctor if symptoms continues. ...Read more

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Blood work on Evan shows elevated B12, RBC,Neutrophils,Monocytes, Calcium and low sodium. He has autoimmmune Celiac, ulcers ?

Blood work on Evan shows elevated B12, RBC,Neutrophils,Monocytes, Calcium and low sodium. He has autoimmmune Celiac, ulcers ?

Evan, etc: Evan is a combination of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and immune thrombocytopenia. Though unknown cause in most cases, it is also commonly associated with other autoimmune disorders such as SLE or blood malignancies. B12 can be elevated commonly in these conditions. Celiac is an autoimmune disease. ...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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