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Member Since 19 Jul 2007
Offline Last Active Sep 04 2007 09:56 AM

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My Daughter Had Her Endoscopy Today

24 August 2007 - 07:15 PM

Did your doctor know that day? My daughter's doctor said he didn't see any signs of celiac, but it could still show up on the biopsy. Her blood was negative. We have a strong family history of gluten intolerance with positive dietary response. She has an unexplained iron deficiency anemia, low vitamin D level and some hidden blood in her stool. It would be so helpful if we could just figure this whole thing out.


Can Anyone Explain The Low Iga Issue

13 August 2007 - 08:22 AM

My daughter's IGA showed <3 (with a negative being <11 and 11 to 17 being equivocal and >17 positive). Her IGG was 7 with negative being <11.

The TTG antibody, IGG was <3

The TTG antibody, IGA was also <3, so negative for both.

She has actually been retested and we are waiting the results because for some reason the hematologist thought that the other doctor didn't do the full panel. Does this sound like the full panel, and does the IGA seem low. I've seen a few things on low IGA affecting the celiac test.

Thank you.

How Many Had/have Heme-positive Stools

08 August 2007 - 06:11 PM

My daughter has been struggling with anemia. Her hemoglobin came back up a bit today after a month on iron, but they found she has blood in her stools. They sent the celiac panel today and we should have results on Monday. I'm just nervous that this could be something worse at this point.

My Daughter Is Having Blood Tests Done Wednesday

06 August 2007 - 05:51 AM

My daughter has anemia and they are suspicious of celiac because of malabsorption issues and my history. THe hematologist told her not to change her diet, but I'm wondering if I should do a two day wheat binge with her or if we are too late at this point. She has been eating what she normally eats (which includes plenty of breads and wheat products) and I did buy wheat bread which she has been having some of last week.

Thanks. :)

P.S. She is 17, so she is definitely capable of telling me when it's making her feel bad - didn't want you to think I was torturing a little one or anything. Plus, stomach problems are not a major issue for her right now.

For Those Who Didn't Have Awful Stomach Problems

04 August 2007 - 06:25 AM

I've always had stomach issues but it wasn't always an issue for me, sometimes just a lot worse than others and other times my stomach was doing pretty well. However, I have been afflicted with a bunch of neuro stuff.

Now my DD who doesn't really have any stomach problems is in the process of being tested for celiac based on a resistance to absorbing iron (they think she either has a malabsorption problem like celiac or is bleeding in her gastrointestinal tract).

Are there a lot of you out there whose stomach problems were lower on the list of major issues?

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