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Labs Coming In,rbc Etc Off...have Questions

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Just did labs.yesterday morning. The doc is also supposed to check celiac as well but they arent in yet. I have some curious labs that have me concerned. I am reading there may be some coorelation with celiac, but I am not sure I understand. I figure the doc will call when everything is back. I have been vegan and trying to eliminate glutin since February, but I have found a few  mistakes after the fact

LAB-------------------------------------------NORMS---------------------------------------My results

RBC.................................................3.63 -  4.92 ........................................... 5.05       high

HGB ................................................11.2 -15.2 ..............................................15.5       high

hct.....................................................33.5 -  45.2............................................45.3       high

mono abs .....................................       .300  -  1,000 ..................................    0.202    low

vit B 12 ..............................................  200 - 1000  .....................................    804    normal but have read this test may not be accurate if                     shows normal

tsh ......................................................  0.350 - 5,000  ...............................       2.031   normal

thyroxine free T4 ...............................    0.70 - 1.25  ..................................         1.01   normal

 

Any ideas on these? I have read that the low monocytes could go along with low folic aid and b12 absorption, and possibly celiac, or polycythemia vera with the elevated labs. 

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are you a menstruating female? post menopausal?   any family hx of hemochromatosis ?

i am 54 yo female, no history , partial hysterectomy about 20 yrs ago. So no periods. They had just about stopped at the time. I have had hot flashes for yrs possibly indicating menopause. I have never been anemic. I have fibromyalgia, insulin resistance/metabolic syndrome. Lot of fatigue, with muscle pain due to fibro, but increasing joint pains. Hair loss, bloating when eating certain foods, constipation, used to have huge problem of heartburn and refulx, occuring several times a day and couple times during the night. reflux so bad I inhaled it a few times and could not breath. None since ging vegan and trying to cut out gluten.

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Please be aware that if you are gluten free or gluten light that can give you a false negative on celiac testing. 


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Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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At most only gluten free (which I know in past week I hadnt) since late feb

That is long enough to impact your tests. If your celiac tests come back negative do a gluten challenge for 6 to 8 weeks and then retest. 


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Raven is right about the celiac testing!


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Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

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Diabetes -- January 2014

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Raven is right about the celiac testing!

I thought I read on a link someone posted here that gluten-free up to  6 mo  would be OK. I may be wrong. My memory isnt very good. I truly doubt I have been gluten-free for more than a few days at a time. Because as I was learning more and reading more labels and checking restaurant foods more (after the fact) I am finding I made quite a few mistakes. Sometimes I knew by the time I finished.other times not.  I guess I will have to wait till the celiac test come in. I have read today that some people develop  elevated RBC etc after removing gluten. Just too confusing.

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Most celiacs appear to have normal test results after 6 months gluten-free.  Some take a year or so, but they are the minority.


Nicole 

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That is long enough to impact your tests. If your celiac tests come back negative do a gluten challenge for 6 to 8 weeks and then retest. 

Hi there. How much gluten must a person consume per day for the gluten challenge? I am hoping to get my test done in about a month, but have been gluten-light for several months. I'll be paying out-of-pocket, so I want to make sure I properly prepare my body for the test. Thank you so much for any info you can offer :-) 

 

BTW, I also have been "diagnosed" with Fibromyalgia, IBS, Anxiety, etc. for many years. Seems many potential Celiacs aren't offered the proper tests. I wish I'd known to ask for a test sooner!

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Hi there. How much gluten must a person consume per day for the gluten challenge? I am hoping to get my test done in about a month, but have been gluten-light for several months. I'll be paying out-of-pocket, so I want to make sure I properly prepare my body for the test. Thank you so much for any info you can offer :-) 

 

BTW, I also have been "diagnosed" with Fibromyalgia, IBS, Anxiety, etc. for many years. Seems many potential Celiacs aren't offered the proper tests. I wish I'd known to ask for a test sooner!

Welcome!

Here is a link to the University of Chicago's celiac website. I recommend reading all their posted information to bring you up to speed and to insure your doctor knows what he/she is doing!

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/archives/faq/what-is-a-gluten-challenge


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis -- Stable 2014

Anemia -- Resolved

Fractures (vertebrae): June 2013

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Diabetes -- January 2014

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