What Do You Think?
Posted 17 February 2004 - 05:31 PM
Posted 17 February 2004 - 06:54 PM
If you need a docs diagnosis I would suggest using Enterolab stool panel test and it's accurate!
I hope this helps!
Posted 19 February 2004 - 07:24 PM
I'm going through the same thing right now. I have all the symptoms...bloating, diarrhea, upset stomach, floating stools, hair falling out...everything except being underweight. Except the Gliadin IgG, which was a weak positive, all the lab tests have come back negative.
However, after reading some information on the www.enterolab.com site, it appears as though the EMA test is very specific but not very sensitive. This means that if it is positive, there is no possible way it is a false-positive...you have Celiac. However, it being negative doesn't mean much.
It being negative only means that the villi in the small intestine have not yet totally atrophied. This is because it is a blood test, and for the antibodies to get from your small intestine to the blood there must be some major, major damage. Only 30% of the people with partial villi-atrophy tested positive on the EMA / transglutamine tests even though there was, indeed, some damage to the villi.
I may be spelling some of these words wrong (sorry about that), but if you go the thread I started today (I'm Simply), gf4life has posted some links that give more details.
You ought to check them out.
Posted 20 February 2004 - 05:49 AM
I am new here too. I feel like I am going through the exact same thing! I just got my test results and they were "normal". I'm not sure which my doctor ordered but she sent me the results so I'll know soon.
Good luck! Hopefully we'll both find some answers.
Gluten-free since 2/2004 for gluten intolerance (celiac negative)
Mom to two gluten-free, soy free, low casein boys
IgG test currently showing intolerance to: casein/dairy, egg, sugar cane, yeast, white potato, coffee, amaranth, blueberry, garlic, kidney beans, sesame, whey, banana, pineapple, pinto beans, radish. Have removed these from diet on 10/28/07.
Not showing intolerance to gluten, wheat, barley, rye, soy, rice, oats or corn at this time, but still totally gluten-free for now.
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