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Possible Celiac And Probable Pregnancy


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#1 Blondie34

 
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:15 PM

For about a year now i have had stomach problems, sore, bloating, swelling feeling, burping, nauseous, cramping, diarrhea, loss of appitite which lead me to believe i had Celiac. i really seemed to notice the symptoms after drinking beer and eating pastas, breads etc. i had a blood test for Celiac but it came back negitive. i am due to have a colonoscopy in a few weeks but believe i am pregnant after a year of trying to concieve (which i'm extrememly excited about). i'm a little worried about getting that done as i don't want anything to go wrong or to hurt the baby. i have been eating gluten as my doctor wanted it to be in my system and for my symptoms to be worse so that it would show up on the colonoscope. now that i could be pregnant i'm thinking i want to cut out glueten completely! any advise would be appreciated!


i'm also sceduled to get an endoscope at the same time as my colonoscopy.
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#2 JillianLindsay

 
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:27 PM

Hi Blondie - welcome and congrats on your possible (hopefully!!) pregnancy :) When are you able to start testing? My advice would be to call your referring DR (gp?) and let him or her know that you think you might be pregnant. Get a pregnancy test ASAP and stop eating gluten as soon as pregnancy is confirmed.

As for a colonoscopy, that does not confirm celiac disease, only an endoscopy can as the damage is seen in the small bowel as opposed to the colon or large intestine.

Good luck and keep us posted!
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:37 PM

You're smart to consider your baby during this difficult time. Yes, by all means, STOP eating gluten ASAP if you think you may be pregnant, and, as suggested above, find out for sure if you are, indeed, pregnant. Even though the celiac panel was negative, false-negatives are common....and if you have celiac, you can be having problems absorbing hormones and nutrients...and that could be why it was difficult for you to become pregnant. When I didn't know I had celiac, I had three miscarriages and great difficulty getting pregnant. It's important that you be able to absorb the hormones and nutrients that you need to keep your baby healthy. My mother, who now knows she has celiac, had her celiac triggered while she was pregnant with me. As a result, I was born with Rickets because she wasn't absorbing Vitamin D well.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:37 PM

I am testing tomorrow morning. :) i'm to have a endoscopy at the same time as my colonoscopy.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:40 PM

Colonoscopy will not diagnose celiacs. Take a pregnancy test and if you are indeed pregnant go off gluten for the baby's safety.

Good Luck! B)
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:42 PM

yes i have been low in potassium and iron in the past few months do to so much diarrhea. my periods were irregular also which i was told it may be hard to conceive.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:14 PM

Good luck, fingers crossed for you :)

I am testing tomorrow morning. :) i'm to have a endoscopy at the same time as my colonoscopy.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:17 PM

Your doctor WILL NOT do the procedures if you are pregnant. My husband and I had already been trying prior to mine and they would not proceed until they had done a blood test THAT DAY that was negative.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 07:18 AM

I did a hpt this morning and got two lines!!! although one wasn't as dark as the other i believe its still a positive! i'm beyond excited right now. i have an appt with my dr tomorrow morning. i am cutting out all gluten even though i don't know if that's my problem - better safe than sorry!!
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:29 PM

I did a hpt this morning and got two lines!!! although one wasn't as dark as the other i believe its still a positive! i'm beyond excited right now. i have an appt with my dr tomorrow morning. i am cutting out all gluten even though i don't know if that's my problem - better safe than sorry!!


Yes, that's a good decision I think.

And btw, if the test line is there then its positive. It doesn't need to be as dark as the control line. Congrats! I think there will be a lot of babies born next year around August and September ... I just found out we're expecting our second a few weeks ago and I know a couple of other ladies on this board are preggers too. :-)
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:29 PM

[quote name='Ollie's Mom' timestamp='1325122144' post='760389']
Yes, that's a good decision I think.

And btw, if the test line is there then its positive. It doesn't need to be as dark as the control line. Congrats! I think there will be a lot of babies born next year around August and September ... I just found out we're expecting our second a few weeks ago and I know a couple of other ladies on this board are preggers too. :-)
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I did a hpt this morning - positive, when to the dr and did a urine pregnancy test at 1130am - came back negative??? i'm feeling bummed although i'm still really hopefully i'm pregnant. still no period or even sign of it coming, nauseous, tender breasts, tired, and feeling spacy. i don't understand. i've had 3 positive tests (all first pee of the day) thoughts? i'm wishing i hadn't gone today now to the dr as i felt more positive i was pregnant but now that negative has me second guessing.
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 04:38 PM

I am going to jump in here because I am the queen of pregnancy tests. I had five miscarriages and secondary infertility so I know the ropes. So I have some questions for you:

1) what day of your cycle are you? In other words, are you testing before your period is due?
2) What brand of pregnancy test are you using? Some of those tests are WAY more sensitive than the urine dips in the doctor's office.

Wait a few days and test again. If you are still getting a positive one week from now call the docs office and tell them what is going on and ask for a beta HCG test.
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:10 PM

researchmomma beat me to it!

Strange as it sounds, the hpt's you can buy yourself (especially the dollar store ones - I kid you not) are sometimes way more sensitive than the ones they use in the doctor's office.

I used a fairly sensitive hpt this time around (25 mIU/L - yup, from the dollar store) and the line was really faint until about 18 dpo (or about 4 days after my period was due). I'm still waiting a few days till I call the doctor's office to go in for an appointment, because I wanna make sure that their test will pick up the hcg, especially since I won't be peeing with first morning urine when I'm there.

Let us know what day of your cycle you're on, and what brand of test you are using. The hormone that the pregnancy tests look for should double in concentration in your system every 2 or 3 days, so if you are pregnant it won't be long until the doctor's test can pick it up. But as reasearchmomma suggested, the beta HCG test (blood test) will give you a straight answer one way or the other, no need to worry about how dilute your pee may be.
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:12 PM

researchmomma beat me to it!

Strange as it sounds, the hpt's you can buy yourself (especially the dollar store ones - I kid you not) are sometimes way more sensitive than the ones they use in the doctor's office.

I used a fairly sensitive hpt this time around (25 mIU/L - yup, from the dollar store) and the line was really faint until about 18 dpo (or about 4 days after my period was due). I'm still waiting a few days till I call the doctor's office to go in for an appointment, because I wanna make sure that their test will pick up the hcg, especially since I won't be peeing with first morning urine when I'm there.

Let us know what day of your cycle you're on, and what brand of test you are using. The hormone that the pregnancy tests look for should double in concentration in your system every 2 or 3 days, so if you are pregnant it won't be long until the doctor's test can pick it up. But as reasearchmomma suggested, the beta HCG test (blood test) will give you a straight answer one way or the other, no need to worry about how dilute your pee may be.

lol Exactly!
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:11 AM

lol Exactly!


Thank you everyone for your replies!! As of today I'm 9 days late. I have used clear blue on the 25th (1st pee)and got a positive (faint), I used clear blue on tues afternoon and got a neg. used first response on the 28th (1st pee)got positive. Used clear blue on the 29th (1st pee) got a positive, dr's test came back neg (probably 3 or 4th pee of the day). My last 4- 5 periods I was getting spotting a week before my period but I've had nothing at all yet. Normally I would have had some spotting around dec 14. It may be wishful thinking but I definitely feel pregnant.
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