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    PolyBlank, welcome to the forum. Celiac Disease is not an allergy. It is an autoimmune disease that expresses itself as inflammation of the lining of the small bowel lining when wheat, barley or rye is consumed and, for some celiacs, also oats. A person with Celiac Disease can often not be allergic to the gluten protein in those same grains. Conversely, a person can have an allergy to one or...
    Hello, I need some encouragement. Did anyone here recover after Marsh 3C damage? Damage was visible already during endoscopy and prior to biopsy which confirmed celiac disease. ("Bulbus looks fine but segments D2 and D3 look scallopped" is what the gastro wrote, and I don't know if the other parts are fine or he didn't see them at all. Are D1,2,3,4 all visible at endoscopy?) I have only...
    Hello,  I have tested positive for celiac, yet my allergy test results for barley were negative.  Is this possible, considering barley contains gluten?  Shouldn't my barley allergy test have come back positive?  I asked my doctor and he said I am allergic to the gluten in the barley, but common sense is telling me that I still should have shown an allergy to barley.  I just don't understand how ...