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JelizabethP

Anyone gene savvy and can decode?

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Hi everyone!

im sure questions like this are asked quite a bit. I've been having GI issues as long as I can remember. I've had a few tests but then just gave up and decided it was just IBS. 

I recently paid to have my ancestry genetics translated into health risks, etc. 

I cannot for the life of me figure out if this could be a gene associated with celiac or not. If it turns out to be I will mention to my doctor and hopefully solve these awful GI problems! :) if it's not then I'll keep calling it IBS. 

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It seems to list "gene" as HLA-DQA1 and then it looks like I inherited 2 alleles which are both HLA-DRB1*0301

When I google "genes associated with celiac" other genes come up and this either appears to be in a different format (maybe others are shortened versions? Or unrelated?) 

It lists Lupus and celiac disease as concerns... I would love to have a real answer (or at least new path for my doctor to investigate!) to these stomach issues I've always had but if it's not celiac I suppose I can settle with IBS a bit longer! :) 

 

Thanks everyone!!! 

(I was particularly confused by the "gene" vs alleles part as one looked like it could be celiac related and the other I had no idea!) 

 

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1 hour ago, JelizabethP said:

Hi everyone!

im sure questions like this are asked quite a bit. I've been having GI issues as long as I can remember. I've had a few tests but then just gave up and decided it was just IBS. 

I recently paid to have my ancestry genetics translated into health risks, etc. 

I cannot for the life of me figure out if this could be a gene associated with celiac or not. If it turns out to be I will mention to my doctor and hopefully solve these awful GI problems! :) if it's not then I'll keep calling it IBS. 

I will insert screenshots as well as type the data. 

It seems to list "gene" as HLA-DQA1 and then it looks like I inherited 2 alleles which are both HLA-DRB1*0301

When I google "genes associated with celiac" other genes come up and this either appears to be in a different format (maybe others are shortened versions? Or unrelated?) 

It lists Lupus and celiac disease as concerns... I would love to have a real answer (or at least new path for my doctor to investigate!) to these stomach issues I've always had but if it's not celiac I suppose I can settle with IBS a bit longer! :) 

 

Thanks everyone!!! 

(I was particularly confused by the "gene" vs alleles part as one looked like it could be celiac related and the other I had no idea!) 

 

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I am not a genetic expert, but the reality is that some 30% of the population has the genes that can develop into celiac disease (rare about 1% or so).  Genetic testing is used to rule out celiac disease, not to diagnose it.  You should ask your doctor to order a complete celiac blood panel.  Learn more about testing from the University of Chicago:

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/

I personally would never take an IBS diagnosis which in my mind means, "I be Stumped!"  Not saying you have celiac disease, but there is something causing your IBS symptoms.  Keep advocating for your health.  ?


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