Jump to content


   Follow us: Twitter Facebook Google Plus One {$this->lang->words[
   arrowShare us:
   

   arrowSubscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

   arrowJoin Celiac.com's New Online Support Group


 
Ads by Google:
Celiac.com Sponsor:                                    


Photo
- - - - -

Blood Test Results : Do I Have Celiac?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 jwblue

jwblue

    Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 36 posts

Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:09 AM

I am 42 years old.  A few years ago I began having bloating when eating and constipation.  

 

The past few years I have had endoscopies for other stomach issues but I did not have a Celiac test.  I do not believe that the physicians that performed the endoscopies looked for any type of Celiac damage in my stomach lining.

 

The blood results appear negative, but I am not certain.  Clicking on the picture will enlarge it.

 

celiac.jpg


  • 0

Celiac.com Sponsor:

#2 StephanieL

StephanieL

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 689 posts

Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:48 PM

It does not look like it from these tests as long as you are currently consuming gluten.  Many people still try a gluten-free diet after testing to see if it's a non-Celiac gluten intolerance.


  • 0

#3 jwblue

jwblue

    Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 36 posts

Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:02 PM

It does not look like it from these tests as long as you are currently consuming gluten.  Many people still try a gluten-free diet after testing to see if it's a non-Celiac gluten intolerance.

 

I am almost certain I have gluten intolerance.  

 

I used to eat oats that had gluten in it and my stomach would bloat.  I switched to gluten free oats of the same brand and I don't get nearly the bloating.


  • 0

#4 StephanieL

StephanieL

    Advanced Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 689 posts

Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:09 PM

So you say you use to, does that mean you are currently (as in when you had the blood word done) eating gluten?  If you were not, the tests may not be accurate.


  • 0

#5 IrishHeart

IrishHeart

    Warrior Princess

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,788 posts

Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:40 PM

(1) From the celiac panel test results only, you do not have Celiac.

 

(2) when you say..."They did not look for celiac damage during the endoscopy."..did they do a BIOPSY?

 

(3) because that is the only way to diagnose Celiac, not from just "looking at your stomach"


  • 0
"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy



Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; finally DXed on 11/01/10. I figured it out myself. Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. Posted Image

#6 jwblue

jwblue

    Community Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 36 posts

Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:44 PM

So you say you use to, does that mean you are currently (as in when you had the blood word done) eating gluten?  If you were not, the tests may not be accurate.

 

I was eating the gluten-free oats for about a year before test.  Nothing else though.

 

(1) From the celiac panel test results only, you do not have Celiac.

 

(2) when you say..."They did not look for celiac damage during the endoscopy."..did they do a BIOPSY?

 

(3) because that is the only way to diagnose Celiac, not from just "looking at your stomach"

 

No biopsy.


  • 0

#7 nvsmom

nvsmom

    Moderator

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,547 posts

Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:58 PM

If you were gluten-free for a year (if I understand you correctly) then that definitely had an effect on the results. Most people's autoantibody levels fall with time once they are no longer ingesting gluten. Some people's levels are back to normal within weeks, some within months, and a few will take over a year.  You would need to do a gluten challenge of about 2 slices of bread per day for about two months to get more accurate results.

 

The same goes for the biopsy... and many celiacs, I would guess over half, do not have visible damage to their intestinal villi. It is only through a biopsy that damage is observed.

 

That being said though, if you know gluten is a problem for you, you either have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten intolerance (NCGI) and happily they both have the same treatment: gluten-free diet.  :)

 

Best wishes.


  • 0
Nicole Posted Image

"Acceptance is the key to happiness."

ITP - 1993
Celiac - June, 2012
Hypothyroid - August, 2012

CANADIAN

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Celiac.com Sponsors: