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Member Since 23 Nov 2012
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Gastritis For Years, Can Celiac Be Cause?

23 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

Hi, I have suffered with gastritis for 4 years. It all began 4 years ago when I had a total thyroidectomy due to Graves disease. Since then I have had repeated flare ups of gastritis. I am dealing with my latest flare up since May. I am also iron deficient anemic, suffer from hair loss, constipation and frequent headaches. My two endoscopies showed gastritis, but they didn't biopsy for celiac at the time. Also negative for h. pylori. I was blood tested for Celiac and it was negative, genetic testing was not done. My mother told me recently that my grandmother was diagnosed several years ago with Celiac, not to mention there is a strong genetic history of autoimmune diseases. My problem is, I have more trouble with constipation than diarrhea, so could it still be celiac? My gastro said with the negative tests, she said it was probably not celiac, but that if I continue to have problems that we will do a repeat EGD and test for celiac. Any insight would be much appreciated!

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