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Just got my results back, one test showing negative and another showing high. Got diagnosed with hasimotos 5 years ago and for the last year have been having bad stomach issues. Bloating, cramping, gas, constipation.. Been to the ER twice in the last 6 months due to severe stomach pain and was told it was just bad gas and acid... Hoping this test would shed some light... 

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It's been a long time since I was tested but my results came up negative. My doctor said that they weren't very accurate and if I feel that much better after changing my diet then why not stick with the gluten-free diet. I was already dairy free as well but going gluten-free changes my life and I've been that way for 8 years now. I'm merely intolerant but if you think you have Celiac or want the best test then I would suggest asking your doctor for an endoscopy. 

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Hi!  

I have Hashi's too.  I test strangely on the celiac panel.  Even on follow-tests, I test positive to only the DGP IGA test (like you) yet my biopsies (via endoscopy) revealed a Marsh Stage IIIB which is moderate to severe villi damage.  You can ask for EMA, but why bother?  You have one positive and that should be enough (along with having Hashi's) to  proceed with an endoscopy and get a firm diagnosis.  Continue to consume gluten daily until all testing is complete. 

In the meantime you could be temporarily lactose intolerant.  Go lactose free and you might feel some relief from your symptoms.  Do not stop the gluten though!  

I hope you feel better soon.  

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