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Member Since 06 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active May 04 2012 11:21 AM

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Question About Biopsy

03 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

I have a question about the biopsy. I know going gluten free before the biopsy will affect the results, but will going dairy free make any difference?

Finally Got Results For 10 Yr Old Son!

26 April 2012 - 07:06 AM

We finally got blood test results for my 10 yr old son after waiting over a month for them.
The results show tTG IgA 13 <20 negative
Gliadin Ab IgA 9 <23 negative
Gliadin Ab IgG 55 <28 positive
He has all the classic symptoms of Celiac such as weight loss, diarrhea, stomach pain, mouth sores, gas, bloating, difficulty sleeping, lactose intollerant, caveties and itchy skin. His doctor said the positive result of the IgG doesn't confirm he has Celiac, so he is sending us to a paediatric GI and hour and a half away from where we live. That's fine, but I was also told we wont get an appointment probably until the end of NOVEMBER!

There was a peculiar statement on the lab results that also stated "elevated IgG Gliadin antibodies indicate that DH cannot be ruled out". So I wonder does Gliadin IgG only show for DH or can it show Celiac(without DH)as well? (I know that DH is a manifestation of Celiac) I have also posted pictures of my 2 yr olds rash that I wondered if it could be DH. My other kids(I have 4) also have various symptoms of Celiac, to a lesser extent.

I guess I just feel kind of lost and unsure what that result means. I think that he probably has Celiac, but I am kind of left hanging until November to discuss this with a (hopefully) specialist. Has anyone had similar results? Any thoughts on the results would be appreciated.

2 Yr Old Dh?

15 April 2012 - 06:37 PM

I'm not sure my link to these pictures will work, but I will try. My 10 yr old son is being tested for Celiac. He has all the classic signs. However, my 2 yr old has a rash that concerns me, after reading about DH. Does anyone have any thoughts if this looks like DH. It is extremely itchy, and he cries when he can't 'get to it' to itch it. He seems to get it on both sides of his body at the same time. If my link to the photos doesn't work, any advice on how to upload photos from an iPhone would be great.

Awaiting Test Results For 10 Year Old Son

10 April 2012 - 09:25 AM

My 10 year old son is in the process of being tested for Celiac disease after years of stomach pain and diarrhea. I concluded that he was lactose intolerant in January '12 (because my 4th child was diagnosed at 12 months with lactose intolerance-but he still has diarrhea sometimes). We went lactose free and avioded as much dairy as possible but the stomach pain and diarrhea continued, although to a lesser extent. Because of this, we went back to the doctor in March and the doctor said he had lost weight since January. Some days I think it may just be lactose intolerance and other days I think it could be Celiac. Aside from stomach pain, diarrhea, weight loss and lactose intolerance, other symptoms he has are constant mouth sores, difficulty sleeping, inattention, gas and bloating, itchy skin. He has had some brown spots on his teeth. He has had one cavity and delayed eruption of adult teeth(the dentist had to pull a baby tooth because it just wasnt going to come out as there wasn't anything behind it yet to push it out). He does have a peanut allergy as well. We also have autoimmune disorders in our family (RA, Hypothyroidism). I do have other children with similar issues, although not as severe as my oldest. I guess I'm wondering if anyone else has had similar issues with their children. Am I just reading too much into his symptoms? Or do you think it could be Celiac? I'm a little confused as to what to do next if the tests do come back negative. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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