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  1. Hi. My doctor has ordered these antibody blood tests: Anti-Cardiolipin IgG Anti-Gliadin Antibody IgA Anti-Gliadin Antibody IG First, i'm not sure about the first one Anti-Cardiolipin IgG, since I have not read about it. Wouldn't the Anti-tissue transglutaminase Antibody (tTG), IgA test be better? Also, I've been on a gluten-free diet for 2 weeks now, and I want to ask if I should take the test now, or eat gluten for a few days and then take the test? How long then should I delay? From I've read I believe the tTG test is better, but since the lab at the hospital does not do this, how reliable are the above three tests in indicating celiac disease? Thanks for the help!!
  2. Thanks Angel of Jersey ! If it takes so long to diagnose celiac disease through a trial, then are there pathological tests which can determine that? Also, since I've been Gluten-free for some time, will that affect the outcome of those tests? Thanks again, appreciate your kind help !
  3. Hello all! I'm from Pakistan, age 24, and suffering from a serious problem which I have all but bashed my head against the wall to solve. That's why I have joined this site, hoping to talk to people who may have similar problems. In brief, my problem is: - Always suffered from diarrhea, frequency at least 2 times a week, all my life. - Never feel hungry, even when fasting. Always feeling of fullness, can't eat too much. Abdomen slightly distended. - Weak appearance, never able to gain weight even with heavy eating (proteins, carbs) and fanatical bodybuilding. - History: Diagnosed with Intestinal Tuberculosis at age 1 month, had full treatment for a year with antibiotics. - Recent Steps: Consulted doctors: first went on lactose-free diet, now 2 weeks on gluten-free diet. TB tests all negative, hence a TB relapse is ruled out. My doctor has put me on a one month gluten-free diet to test for wheat-intolerence. Two weeks have passed: initially for 2 days I felt a little better and the diarrhea actually transformed into constipation, but for the past week I've had extreme diarrhea, with very, ahem, aqueous stools. I want to ask those of you who may be Celiacs what was the progression of their sypmtoms after going on a gluten-free diet. How long does it normally take for the symptoms to go away? I hope I find out the nature of my disease sooner rather than later. Thanks for your help! Uzair