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Normal Blood Work For Celiacs
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In Celiac disease the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten like proteins in rye and barley) in the small intestine causing damage. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Classically people have loose stool, bloating, and abdominal discomfort but more often are just found when screened for other reasons (like symptoms of a nutritional deficiency like ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it okay to be already on a gluten free diet when you go for blood work to test for celiac disease?
Is it possible to have celiacs disease with negative blood work. I have lost 30lbs, tired, tingling in all extremities at 21 years old. ?
Would it be acceptable to be on a gluten free diet when you go for blood work to test for celiac disease?
Yes: It will not change the lab results. ...Read more
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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