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Upper Gi Series Celiac Disease
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
Recently been diagnosed with celiac disease and I have other chronic GI issues too. What are my optioons?
Blood, stool, ?scope: A history and physical exam will be most important. They will very likely start with blood tests. Often they get stool tests which can take a few days to come back. Based on all of this data they will decide on whether your child needs an endoscopy or colonoscopy which is a direct look in the bowels with a small camera. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lab result showed mild celiac disease should I start a gluten free diet or am i ok. Do i need to see a gi
It depends, see belo: Trying a gluten free diet is not that hard to do and may make you feel much better. There are a spectrum of symptoms in people with gluten intolerance that result from the auto-immune response to gluten. Eliminating it from the diet stops all the adverse changes and the sooner the better. Wheat, barley, rye are the main grains that contain gluten. ...Read more
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.
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 celiac disease but lately I have been experiencing some pain in my upper right part of my stomach. What can this mean? Thank you.
Unlikely, but ...: Not impossible. Subclinical celiac can have few or non-traditional symptoms such as migraines, reflux, abdominal pain, ect... Celiac involvement can be patchy and skip areas, so it is possible to miss it on biopsy. Talk about celiac blood testing with you physician to completely rule out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdominal discomfort: Individuals with celiac disease can have a variety of different symptoms and may even be asymptomatic. Often it is associated with gastrointestinal distress including pale stools that are associated with non-specific diarrhea, cramping, and bloating. The diagnosis can only be made by a physician. If symptoms improve with a gluten free diet, the chances of having celiac disease are greater. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was tested once for celiac disease and it came back negative. In three years could that have changed?
Check with you Doc: Discuss with your doctor why your were tested for celiac disease. As with any test, the degree of suspicion for a particular disease helps understand the results. If there was a very high index of suspicion for celiac disease and the test was negative it may need to be repeated or further testing may need to done like a biopsy of your small intestine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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