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Staciemich added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsShould I Ask To Be Tested?I was on this web site a couple of years ago when I was having a lot of stomach problems. After tests and an endoscopy, the doctor said that I had IBS.
My stomach has been better, but it seems to act up when I'm stressed or maybe when I eat certain foods.
I recently had some routine bloodwork done for a new doctor, and he told me that my liver enzymes are very elevated. One enzyme that should be in the 30s is in the 500s. He is suspecting Hepatitis, though I don't know where I would have gotten B or C, and I don't really have the symptoms of A. I've been very tired lately with some bloated stomach problems, but that's about it. I am waiting for the results of the Hep tests. If they come back negative, should I ask to be tested for Celiac? I have read that it can elevate liver enzymes and that smelly flactulance, stools and bloating are symptoms. I definitely have those, but I don't really have any other symptoms of celiac.
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Staciemich added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & SymptomsCould I Have Celiac Disease?I've always had stomach problems, but over the last two years they have escalated. After a horrible breakup with a boyfriend, I lost twenty pounds. I started getting horrible stomach problems, terrible gas, reflux, burning sensations. My diet had changed, but it was actually a more healthy diet full of fruits and veggies and grains. It's two years later, and while I'm emotionally healed, my body is still troubled. I have constant gas and bloating and burning. I haven't gained an ounce, have actually lost weight even though I've been eating a ton. I've noticed changes in my teeth and nails, and sometimes I have strange sensations in my legs and feet...like tingling. They often fall asleep when I sleep. I've also been lactose intolerant on and off since I was a baby. My regular doctor suspected gluten intolerance and sent me to a specialist who laughed at me and told me I wasn't sick unless I was vomitting. He did do an endoscopy which turned out fine. He basically told me it's just my body and to deal with it, suggesting it's just IBS. Could I have this disease? Should I pursue testing?
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