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Neko2277

Confused About My Diagnosis

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Ok so 2 years ago my doctor tested me for Celiac Disease (blood tests) and called me and said the results were positive for celiac and to go on a gluten free diet. So i did. Three months later I went to a gastro md and he told me that i would need to go back on gluten to have the endoscopy done. I didn't want to because when I ate gluten I felt so horrible. I never got the endoscopy, but felt great gluten free. (2years gluten free) I was satisfied with the positive blood and diet results. Anyway about 6-7 months ago all the symptoms have seemed to return. I am very strict with my diet and KNOW that I am not getting glutened. So I went to a new gastro md who wanted to confirm what I said about celiac and took more blood tests. (I thought you couldn't do that when you were on a gluten free diet.) They insisted that you could. And low and behold the results came back today, negative! They told me, "no you do not have celiac disease. It must be something else."

Help! What should I do now? Do I need to find a more informed doctor?

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If you are gluten free, the blood tests should come back negative. That means that you've done a good job on the diet so congrats on that. The gastro doc is ignorant.

How careful are you about cross contamination and minute amounts of hidden gluten? Many people get more sensitive to gluten when they go gluten free and stop eating it all the time.

Another possibility is that you have another food sensitivity. For example I get almost the same symptoms from dairy as I do from gluten.

Pauliina

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Can you get a copy of your original blood tests to see the original results and compare to the more recent tests? It's likely that the negative results you're getting now are because of being gluten free for so long.

Michelle

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I got a copy of my old tests all I need to do now is get my new ones. I also called a new doctor who is a celiac specialist. But I think I might also have a lactose issue. Thanks for all your help.

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I think you need a more informed doctor.

If you are gluten free the results of the blood test will be negative and anyway the blood tests should not be used to exclude celiac disease. You may have another sensitivity or intolerance causing the problem. The other option for you may be the entero lab testing.

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I am going to have the DNA test done. Just so I know for myself. I might also get checked for other intolerances.

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