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Questions about my GI appointment.

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I had my GI appointment today with regard to my fatty liver with elevated enzymes. I had to do a lot of blood work for various autoimmune liver diseases. They tested me for Celiac disease too. I'm wondering how conclusive the blood test is ? Based on my symptoms and Mother's history of Celiac and ulcerative colitis they seemed to think I could be Celiac. 

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Celiac testing is quite specific and conclusive with the exceptuion of the TTG which can, as I understand it, at times be elevated due to other causes.  The whole panel does not need to be positive to be celiac. Some folks are only positive on one test. Hopefully your doctor also did a Total IGA as if you are deficient that can cause a false negative.

Having elevated liver enzymes at diagnosis is not unusual.  Prediagnosis my doctors were convinced I drank heavily, I don't. My liver panels returned to normal after I healed and hopefully yours will also. Please be sure to not drink any alcohol until those panels return to normal.

Your doctor may want to do an endoscopy so do stay on gluten until that is done if you are choosing to have one done.

I hope you get some answers and are feeling better soon.


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They did a Serum Iga? In August when I was 100% gluten free my liver enzymes went down a lot. From October until about two weeks ago, I was consuming gluten from a few sources without knowing it. In November the  liver enzymes spliked up again. . Not a lot but enough to cause my primary to send me to a GI. So I have been mainly gluten-free since July so that's why I wonder if this test will come back correctly. 

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