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psawyer

Member Since 28 Dec 2004
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In Topic: Help With Dutch Oven?

16 November 2014 - 06:00 PM

Yup, that's Corning glass cookware as I see it. Good stuff, and if you wash it there will be no worries. Stove top, oven, or microwave--all work with it. Just avoid sudden extreme temperature shifts, like out of the freezer into a preheated oven.

In Topic: Do These Lab Results Mean Celiacs?

15 November 2014 - 07:50 PM

Welcome to our world.

Well, it is hard to say with just the numbers you shared. Each lab has a "reference range" for each test, and they vary from lab to lab. But I will take a stab based on general knowledge.

The last number, total serum iGa, is a validation on the other results. If it is low, then other iGa tests are likely to be a false negative. 113 is probably in the reference range for normal. That would validate the first and third results. The second and fourth measure iGg--
a different type of antibody. I am not familiar with the fifth test.

Overall, to me (and I am not qualified to diagnose), It does not seem to be an indication for celiac disease. However, blood screening in young children is known to be hit and miss. I would see if you can talk to the doctor about this. If there are celiac disease symptoms then an endoscopy with biopsy may be indicated even with apparently negative blood tests.

In Topic: 3 Yr Old - Endoscopy

15 November 2014 - 01:10 PM

Blood testing in young children is known to be much less accurate than in adults. False results are common. I would think that the biopsy will probably be positive, but that will be the foundation of the diagnosis, not the screening blood tests.

In Topic: Imodium And Very Bad Cramps Several Days Later? Help

12 November 2014 - 10:14 PM

I have never had a problem like that with Imodium.

In Topic: November 11 Is Remembrance Day

10 November 2014 - 10:12 PM

Today is November 11, and this topic is as relevant as it was two years ago. Perhaps even more so with the recent deaths of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent in terrorist attacks here in Canada.

Lest we forget.