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Equivocal Gliadin DP IgA Lab Test Result - Am I Celiac?

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Hello, ya'll!  I'm a new member of Celiac.com and am seeking your opinions on my undiagnosed, chronic illness.

Have any of you suffered from malabsorption syndrome as a symptom of your Celiac disease?

I ask because I’ve been dealing with the following symptoms that include malabsorption for the past 7-8 months without any relief:

  • 60 lbs. weight loss,
  • Chronic fatigue,
  • Recurring upper-middle abdominal pain after meals,
  • Mild constipation,
  • Recurring nausea,
  • Recurring low-grade fever,
  • Recurring chills,
  • Night sweats, and
  • General malaise

(Note: I do NOT have the 'classic' symptom of diarrhea) 

I've been prescribed numerous antibiotic medications for suspected GI infections, but none have provided any relief from my symptoms.

A copy of my Celiac disease lab test results is attached.  What do you think?  Am I Celiac?

Thank you for your time! ?


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Hi kidprodigy,

You might have celiac.  The 2nd part of the diagnostic process is to have an endoscopy of the small intestine.  The doctor should take 4 to 6 biopsy samples from the small intestine lining.  Then they have a lab check the biopsies for damage typical of celiac disease.

You should be eating at least some gluten every day for 12 weeks before the blood tests and 2 weeks before the endoscopy.  That is called a gluten challenge.  It takes time for the antibodies to build up in the blood stream.

Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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I just wanted to add that I only test positive to the DGP IgA and I had moderate to severe intestinal damage.  I have had the full celiac panel run many times too.  Never a positive on the TTG.  

Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis -- Stable 2014

Anemia -- Resolved

Fractures (vertebrae): June 2013

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Diabetes -- January 2014

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