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      • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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    I was recently diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. My doctor had mentioned that, because of my symptoms, it may also be celiac sprue before I went for the colonoscopy and was diagnosed with uc. Many years ago I had problems with kidney stones and was put on a restricted diet that consisted of no red meats, barley, spinach, potatoes to name a few. I also became lactose intolerant at that same time. I was never given a clear diagnosis. It was mentioned to me a while back by an MRI tech that I probably had celiac disease not only because of my reactions to certain foods but also because of my lower lumbar is not in aligned. Now that I was told I have UC, the doctor doesn't feel I should be tested. After reading a lot of the posts on this board I am starting to believe that it may be.


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    You can have both ulcerative colitis and celiac disease. Insist that you be tested. It doesn't hurt the doctor to test you. Make sure they give you a full Celiac Panel. This should consist of the following:

    *Gliadin IgA Antibodies

    *Gliadin IgG Antibodies

    *Anti-endomysial IgA

    *Anti-human Tissue Transglutaminase IgA

    *Total Serum IgA

    If possible they should send them to Prometheus Labs, and do the gene test as well.

    God bless,

    Mariann :)


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