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Hi everybody,

I have iron deficiency for at least 5 years and in the last year it got worse. Now I have serious anemia, very low ferritin count. 

I have tried a lot of treatments, now it is certain that I have a disease. It is not about malnutrition. 

My doctor wants me to get tested for celiac disease. But I have no other symptoms. No diarrhea, no vomiting, no bloating.

May I still have this disease?

 

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Yep, that was my only symptom when I went in for a routine colonoscopy.  GI saw my low ferritin history (2) and ordered an endoscopy in addition to the colonoscopy, along with a complete celiac blood panel.  Two months later,  fractured two vertabrae doing nothing!  There are over 300 symptoms of celiac disease.    Check out the University of Chicago's celiac website for the list of symptoms.  

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Absolutely! Be thankful you have a doc who is associating the possibility of celiac disease with the anemia. And btw, there is such a thing as silent celiac where the person has zero symptoms at all.

Get tested. And whatever you do do not stop eating gluten until all testing is completed.


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I've read anemia is the most common symptom of celiac disease now.

Good luck with the testing.Enjoy a cinnamon bun for me.  ;) Let us know how it goes.  :)


Nicole 

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Hi again,

I went to a doctor and he started examination. First he made some blood tests. He said that I may have celiac or a bone marrow problem. I've checked my blood tests in the last 4 years. B12 is always on the upper edge, between 450-600. Calcium, Chlor, Potassium, Phosphor, Magnesium, Sodium are all normal in these 4 years. Ferritin is low for about 5 years, ranges are between 3-7. Now 3. I don't know. If I have celiac why in these 6 years it didn't get worse? 

I'm impatient because this diagnosis procedure is long:(

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