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kilbashian

One Abnormal Blood Test On Celiac Panel

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Hello:)  I have 8 year old twins.  Tests were done because of growth problems .  My son, who has symptoms of constipation, bloating, etc...his celiac panel tests were all normal.  My daughter, who is VERY inattentive and possible dx of ADD, but no specific gastrointestinal symptoms...her Gliadin Antibody IGA was HIGH at 46...but the IGG 3,IGA serum 121, tTG AB IGG 3, tTG AB IGA 1...all normal.

 My kids have had multiple other issues since they were born...asthma, pneumonia, many strep infections, bad reactions to meds and anesthesia, and different skin rashes. I have a brother and nephew with gluten intolerance...my father has had colon surgery at age 55...but nobody has been tested for celiac.  I am 38 at 133 lbs and have low iron, low vit d and vit b12 levels...have been dx with hypothyroidism since 18 yrs old...and most of my family has thyroid problems.  I want to know anybody's thoughts.  I am a RN but I can't figure out myself and my family's health problems but am wondering if celiac is underlying cause to many of them?  Thanks!

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Wow!  I think you probably have celiac's based on the thyroid problems (assuming you have Hashi's) and you are low on iron, etc.  Get yourself tested first!  Think emergency instructions on an airplane:  "Place the oxygen mask on your face first before assisting younger passengers!"   Your kids might have a gluten intolerance or just haven't developed celiac yet.   Since they've already been tested you can put them on a gluten free diet to determine an intolerance and give them some relief.  But, I'd really like a parent of a celiac disease child to comment on that one.  There seems to be issues with school diets, etc. and a firm diagnosis might be necessary.  Again, a biopsy could be negative.

 

I'm a diagnosed Celiac and my husband is not.  He's be gluten-free for 12 years and refuses to get tested now.  Why bother?  My daughter is not displaying any symptoms yet, but lives in gluten-free house.  She only eats packaged gluten foods she takes to school or shares with friends (outside!!!)  She doing well on a gluten light diet!

 

By the way, you should see if the twins have allergies to other foods.  We've got the same illnesses running in our extended family: strep, asthma, eczema, etc.  and many of us are allergic to eggs, milk proteins, etc.  

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