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I’ve been feeling really sick the past 2 or 3 months and i’m 19 years. Some days are great, others are terrible. But it’s affected on me going out with friends because i never know if i will feel bad. The only pain i have is in my lower gut underneath my belly button, and if it happens, it’s always after i eat and i feel really sick. Just want to lay in bed curled in a ball. I had blood work done and it says my “Tissue Transglutaminase AB, IGA” is 45. I need help understanding this, i’ve been on a gluten free diet for 4 days now. Thanks for reading.

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If your test results give a range and your number is above the normal range then your next step is to have a gastroenterologist do an endoscopy/biopsies to confirm a celiac diagnosis.

 

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and you need to be eating gluten to get the scope

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Belly pain can be caused by a plethora of things. You did not mention a visit to your doctor? I'd see one before self diagnosing. Could be something easily fixed like gallbladder issues.

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I went to the doctors today and be says i do have celiac disease. How long does it take for a gluten free diet to start improving my symptoms? And does that mean i can’t have ANY gluten again?

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6 hours ago, tessa25 said:

If your test results give a range and your number is above the normal range then your next step is to have a gastroenterologist do an endoscopy/biopsies to confirm a celiac diagnosis.

 

I went to the doctors today and be says i do have celiac disease. How long does it take for a gluten free diet to start improving my symptoms? And does that mean i can’t have ANY gluten again?

5 hours ago, frieze said:

and you need to be eating gluten to get the scope

I went to the doctors today and be says i do have celiac disease. How long does it take for a gluten free diet to start improving my symptoms? And does that mean i can’t have ANY gluten again?

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Normally, celiac disease is diagnosed by a Gastroenterologist. That is because while the tests that measure antibodies used to help determine celiac disease could be false or may be elevated in other diseases like Crohn’s.  So, a Gastroenterologist will actually take a look inside your small intestine and take tissue samples for a pathologist to review.  

Some people do not have access to a Gastroenterologist for a variety of reasons (no insurance, etc.).  In that case, a doctor might run a genetic test and run the rest of the celiac panel which includes the EMA and DGP, and then place you on a gluten free diet to see of your symptoms resolve.

If you do have celiac disease you MUST remain gluten free for life.  Of course, you can choose to consume gluten, but you will be sick.  You might develop more autoimmune diseases like lupus or type 1 diabetes.  

Healing can take months to a year.  Everyone is different. There is a steep learning curve to the gluten-free diet and mistakes are often made and delays healing.

You might want to get a second opinion.  Get your lab test results and take them with you. 

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