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dimdem added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsDoes This Look Like A "weak Positive"?I started to type a very long post with tons of background information, but I'll try to keep it short. In a nutshell, I recently asked my doctor to run the Celiac panel and he did. I obviously had some symptoms that made it seem to me like it was worth eliminating it (constipation, some bloating, mildly elevated ALT liver enzymes) but even I thought it was kind of a long shot. I got the results back electronically last week with a little note saying they were normal, and looking at the numbers it all looked okay to me. My plan was to try a few gluten-free weeks in August before getting my ALT checked again in September, and unless that number dropped sharply or my constipation really cleared up to let it drop. Then my doctor's office called this morning to tell me to follow up with my GI guy because my results were a "weak positive." So I can't complain that my doctor isn't taking the Celiac possibility seriously, but I'm confused because I don't see how to read the results as any kind of positive and I'm hoping for some insight here. Here are my results (with the normal range in parentheses):
GLIADIN IGA 2.0 (0-19)
GLIADIN IGG 2.0 (0-19)
T-TRANS IGA <2 (< 4)
RETICULIN IGA NEGATIVE (< 1:2.5)
I'll probably end up making an appointment with my GI doc anyway, but I'm hoping that someone can tell me whether it makes sense to call these results a weak positive versus a negative. By the way, I know I'm lucky to have a doc who takes stuff like this seriously, but he is sending me conflicting signals on this one.
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dimdem added a topic in Board/Forum Technical HelpBrowsersThis is just a heads up that I had to try three different web browsers before I could register for the site. With Chrome,pressing the register button after I filled in all of my info produced no action, i.e., nothing happened. With IE, the "capcha" (or whatever) box with the text to identify didn't appear. I had to turn to FF to get it to work. Obviously I found a way but the admins might want to investigate.
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