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I was tested once for celiac disease and it came back negative. In three years could that have changed?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Celiac disease is an IgA (antibody) mediated disease that can be tested through blood work.
But a definitive diagnosis is best obtained through a biopsy sample taken during an endoscopic GI procedure. Hope this helps.

In brief: Yes

Celiac disease is an IgA (antibody) mediated disease that can be tested through blood work.
But a definitive diagnosis is best obtained through a biopsy sample taken during an endoscopic GI procedure. Hope this helps.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Joel Selter
It is important that the correct blood tests are ordered and of course interpreted properly. There is much confusion about this frequently diagnosed entity.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Simple answer=yes

There is the day,month or year before you get any problem.With a problem like CD, you can be born with a tendency toward developing the disease, but you are not born with it.
At some point, you experience the event or events that trigger a change and begin to develop antibodies to gluten based proteins.These then begin to attack gut tissues. So yes this can change in three years.

In brief: Simple answer=yes

There is the day,month or year before you get any problem.With a problem like CD, you can be born with a tendency toward developing the disease, but you are not born with it.
At some point, you experience the event or events that trigger a change and begin to develop antibodies to gluten based proteins.These then begin to attack gut tissues. So yes this can change in three years.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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