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Please Help Me So Confused - Test Result Questions

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I will not go into my very very long story and symptoms list yet. I just had some blood testing done. IGA TTG. The nurse just called me back and told me it's showing negative. She is saying the range is 0-19 for a postive and my IGA was 6. That is the only number she had to give me. I have a call back in to her to ask what the total was, also asked to have the dr. call me back. In the meantime my blood tests showed high white blood cell count (this has been elevated for as long as I can remember and they never seem to know why) I also showed high for immflamation. I also had a complete GI Profile done with my functional medicine dr about a year ago now. That testing was done with (Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned) and says the following:

Fecal SIgA 108 Ithink this is the range over on the side (5-161 mg/dl)

Anti-Gliadin SIgA 6.2 (<=21.4 mg/dl)


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Bloating (looks like I am 4-5 months pregnant after eating)





Coughing after eating

Elevated White Blood Cell Count

Elevated Inflammation found in blood test

+2 yeast/fungal overgrowth found in fecal test

Triglycerides High in fecal testing

PH low in fecal testing

Major Bladder pains possible IC starting, bladder spasms

Sinuses Stuffy almost always

I have noticed that it seems certain places I eat with get me very sick. Like double over ER cramps. From Red Robin, sometimes from Movie theatre popcorn/butter. I am not sure if something is in the grease bothering me at the restrants or what.



I have been to several Gyno Dr's, GI Dr, Naturopath, Functional Medicine, Kinesiology, Urology, Family Medicine.

What are the best tests to have done to find out about other intolerances to food?

As a side note my daughter who is 2 had a severe outbreak of hives Urticaria that lasted 9 weeks straight this summer. Finally clearing up. I notice that when she eats certain things she tends to start to get them back. Possible triggers tomatos, chocolate, peanuts.


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With the yeast/fungal overgrowth, low pH, and malabsorption I imagine you'll show rather a lot of sensitivities. It doesn't sound like celiac is your problem, although you should probably be off both dairy and grains for a time. With all the fungus and yeast, your GI tract will not work properly. Food chemicals get into your bloodstream, causing intolerance and inflammation. The problem chemicals go out your kidneys into your bladder, where they cause pain and cystitis while they sit there all night. Opiate-like peptides from milk and gluten mess up your immune system too.

Has your naturopath talked about addressing the yeast overgrowth with probiotics and diet? Your daughter may need something similar because if your gut bacteria are messed up, that's what she got too.


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It doesn't look like you had a full celiac pannel done only the tTG. It includes: Total IgA (to validate the IgA testing), IgA/IgG tTG(tissue transglutaminase antibody), IgA/IgG DGP(deamidated gliadin peptide), IgA EMA(endomysial antibody), and if the newer DGP test isn't available(some labs don't perform it), then IgA/IgG AGA(anti gliadin antibody). Your symptoms could be from gluten intolerence or celiac, but could be from something else also. I would request the other tests to be done. Looks like you need to address the yeast overgrowth. My youngest had a bad case of intestinal yeast overgrowth, thrush, and skin yeast infection in the diaper region as a baby. It took awhile to get him over it. He had to take medicine both orally and topically. He has also been on probiotics since a baby too.


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Thanks to both you of you for the reply's. I didn't think I had celiac probably, but I did want him to do the FULL panel, which he did not! My Functional Medicine Dr. feel's that based off of the GI Profile I would be considered intolerant. These yeast/fungal overgrowth the GI Dr. pretty much laughed at, and asked me how much money I spent on that. He said there are thousands of bacteria


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It's a vicious cycle. The intolerance and yeast overgrowth produces inflammation, which makes the "leaky gut" and intolerance worse. You have to get off wheat and other foods that are causing problems, and you have to re-establish healthy bacteria in your gut.

I would strongly suggest you go onto GAPS diet. It is designed to shift your gut back towards healthy bacteria. You do have to be willing to cook, because it's fairly restrictive. It's NOT permanent, but you may be doing it for much longer than six weeks (Dr. Campell-MacBride says up to 2 years). You may never tolerate large amounts of refined sugar and starch. Once the yeast gets going, it's a lifelong battle to keep it at bay.

If you tend to "fall off the wagon" on a tough diet you may be able to speed things up with diflucan. Nystatin is also used for GI yeast but it won't help your bladder. Be aware that you still have to limit sugars and carbs and take the probiotics to keep the yeast from growing right back. I personally strongly prefer natural measures to drugs.

Also if there is mold in your home, have tested to be sure it isn't a dangerous one. Black mold is rare but it can cause all sorts of health problems.


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    • They didn't. The labs were run two and a half weeks ago and before I got confirmation on here that it should be done despite my drs saying otherwise. I was glutened the week prior anyway so it would've been high regardless.  It's all very frustrating. So I guess I'll wait five or six months and go back and demand it vs asking about it. 
    • Did they run a DGP IGA?  While your DGP can take over a year to come down, I still think you should be getting tested every six months until you see a downward trend.  I am not making that up.  Google it.   My DGP was off the charts when I was glutened last summer.  My symtoms were severe, yet at diagnosis, I just had anemia.  It took six months for all symptoms to completely resolve (rashes and hives took the longest and three month to regain dairy).  What I am saying is that symptoms for celiac disease can change.    
    • Long pause because I wanted my latest lab results and they took forever.  Cortisol, ACTH, estadiol, vitamin a and whatever else were all fine. They are retesting my thyroid in four weeks. I definitely bought the wrong product and glutened myself a few weeks back so I guess that has to wait which really irritates me. My gliadin iga ab was greater than 100 almost two yrs ago at diagnosis so I guess sometime next yr I'll redo that and hope it's down :-/. Trying to do all the right things and get bad information from doctors.  Thanks for all the info you've shared and helped me with. I've had lab work every month since May and will next month for the thyroid again. Sigh. 
    • Hi Carle, Congrats on your symptoms going away.  I did seem to have reactions to rice for a while after going gluten-free.  But after some years on the gluten-free diet I can eat it again.  So reactions can change over time. I was searching for an article on gluten in common store products, but didn't find it.  There was a group that did testing on some common grocery products like beans, rice, corn etc that we would normally consider to be gluten-free naturally.  But they found some level of gluten in some of them.  So it's not impossible to pick up something off the shelf that ought to be naturally gluten-free and find it is contaminated.  That may have happened with the rice you ate.  A quick rinse of water before using the rice might help.
    • Hi Doit, The reference ranges to the right of the test result show the values the result ought to be in for normal readings (no celiac disease).  Your results appear to show no higher than normal results that I can see. However, you aren't following the recommended process for celiac disease blood testing.  The blood test is supposed to preceded by 12 weeks of daily gluten eating.  That is generally enough time to cause a sufficient quantity of antibodies to build up in the blood stream to be detectable by the tests. Not having antibodies in the blood stream doesn't mean you aren't being damaged.  People with DH (dermatitis herpetiformis) sometimes test negative on the standard blood tests.  My theory is possibly because the antibodies are concentrated in the skin instead of the blood.  In gut damage, it is possible the antibodies are concentrated in the gut, instead of the blood.  After some time they show up in the blood also.  The thinking is the antibodies go where the work is.  Anyway, theories aside, it takes very little gluten to kick off an immune response.  Those antibodies are not aimless soldiers.  They start doing their work and destroying gluten and gut tissue even if you don't feel symptoms.  Did you know there are some people who have no GI symptoms of celiac disease but still have it?  They call that silent celiac.  So going by symptoms is not a good way to judge actual damage in the gut. You are wise to go in for followup testing, but the followup testing is hopefully to show compliance with the gluten-free diet, and lower antibody test results.  Have your close family members been tested for celiac disease?  It sounds like they should be.   There is a 5% higher chance of them having celiac than the general population. Welcome to the forum!
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