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Can My Gi Dr. Be Wrong?
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:unsure: hey everybody...i've been cheatin with the gluten-free diet here and there...And i feel fine...except for bloating?...can my dr. be wrong about the bloodwork, and biopsy?
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Eddie,

You're probably just a celiac without a lot of symptoms -- bloating, plus bloodwork, plus a biopsy would mean you surely have it, I would think. Some celiacs have no symptoms; you have very mild ones.

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im like that to...i cheat and i feel fine (i havent been dxed by the doc but im pretty sure i have celiac disease) but remember you may not have symptoms but you are still hurting your self on the inside. jus be strong and try not to cheat!

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Sorry Eddie, but the other two here are right. Some people go their entire lives with no symptoms at all. My son has no "GI symptoms"...none of the diarrhea, bloating, etc..., he just suddenly lost a lot of weight and was very lethargic. He's been gluten-free just over a month now, and he's already gained 5 lbs back!

Anyway, if your blood work said you have celiac disease, you have celiac disease. You are just among the "lucky" ones that don't feel it when you cheat. I say lucky bc I wonder about that sometimes. It would be great for those who DO get those symptoms to be able to flub, or have someone else flub, and not have to pay for it for hours/days/weeks after. But, on the other hand, those who do not have any of those "consequences" tend to think it ain't no big deal and "cheat" and cheat often...and do some serious damage to their insides.

But, as I've said to others before, it's all up to you to decide how strict you are going to be. Just remember, though, you can develop "new" symptoms at any time. So that gluten-filled food you eat could be your immediate ticket to the "montazuma's revenge 5K" to the bathroom!!!

Welcome to the boards!

Bridget

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My 11-year-old daughter was biopsied only because I was dx'd with celiac disease. She had NO symptoms, elevated bloodwork. Her gut, however, was a mess. Think I should let her eat gluten? Didn't think so! Stick with the doctor's advice--how lucky you are to have a doctor who actually dx'd you in the first place!

Dana

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You're probalby just A-Symoptommatic

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As others said, if your bloodwork and biopsy were positive, you absolutely have celiac. Mine were all highly positive and I was so ill I was near death, yet when I make mistakes now (I've never cheated on purpose) I don't react.

richard

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I doubt your lab made an error, but it is remotely possible. If you are concerned, repeat the blood work. If your gut doesn't play up too much, you may be working on some other autoimmunde disease in your future, like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, asthema, or something else equally difficult. Look at your parents, grandparents and their cousins and see what your heritage tends towards. Some of the possibilities of untreated celiac disease are fatal, so I would recommend anyone who is cheating to get serious.

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my grandfather never drank..but died of Liver Cancer when my mother was a teen...but they were from a Korean Ethnic back ground...i know it is rare in the Asians to have celiac disease...but i'm an American born and raised...she doesn't like to talk about it...i'll ask my dr. again for a second bloodwork, and i have been goin through meds for my hernia, hemmroids, and stomach ulcers...which probably is from havin celiac disease, right?....

but i'm done cheating now, b/c i was in sooooo much pain, to the point i was goin to call 911, so i'm done with cheating... :)

itz funny that i would have to call 911 to request medical support when i'm an EMT myself :D

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Well if you were in so much pain when you were cheating then you know you have it! Why would you get re-tested?

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