I'm new to this board and new to celiac in general. Although I am a dietitian, we rarely deal with gluten-free diets in our practice.
I'm 29 yo and I've had digestive, IBS-C (occ D) symptoms my entire life. I went to GI recently as I have a tiny amount of bleeding from hemorrhoids/fissures but of course my anxious brain immediately thinks colon cancer.
I've been on levothyroxine for about 1.5 yrs. Thyroid antibodies indicated it was Hashimoto's. My dosage of levothyroxine was recently increased to optimize my TSH (which has been wnl since starting the meds) as all my providers were worried that I was going to instantaneously get pregnant after my September wedding.
The GI physician's assistant I saw did a celiac panel during my appt as a "cover all our bases" type of test.
My results were:
Component Your Value Standard Range Units Flag TTG IGA 42 <20 units A TTG IGA INTERP Positive A
Component Your Value Standard Range Units Flag ANTI-GLIADIN AB, IGA 8 <20 units GLIADIN IGA INTERP Negative ANTI-GLIADIN AB, IGG 34 <20 units A GLIADIN IGG INTERP Positive A
Sorry for the long-winded backstory, but I haven't heard from my provider yet and I'm confused as to what these results might mean. I know that TTG can be positive with Hashimoto's but does that happen even if the TSH is controlled? Do the anti-gliadin numbers even mean anything? I'm getting mixed messages online about the frequency of TTG false positives.
Any enlightenment will be much appreciated! I don't want to go gluten-free until after testing is done and/or until it's confirmed that I have celiac.