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First of all hi to everybody on here :D. My name is jo and i am confused.For the last year i have had problems with my tum and bowels etc. After eventually ruling out IBS my doc decided to screen me for celiac disease.

My abdomen is constantly swollen to a point where i am mistaken as expecting :( and i have crampy pains and general joint aching. When i sit for a meal i can eat a small amount but usually end up on the loo. I don't have diarreoh in fact just the opposite. I have found the pain at times un-manageable and been taking strong pain killers. My specitivity test ( whatever that is ) came back weak positive and the other negative. I am having a gastroscopy on Friday to confirm the diagnosis but am totally baffled by it all ?????????? any views would be extremely grateful, thanks :unsure: ~ jo

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First of all hi to everybody on here :D. My name is jo and i am confused.For the last year i have had problems with my tum and bowels etc. After eventually ruling out IBS my doc decided to screen me for celiac disease.

My abdomen is constantly swollen to a point where i am mistaken as expecting :( and i have crampy pains and general joint aching. When i sit for a meal i can eat a small amount but usually end up on the loo. I don't have diarreoh in fact just the opposite. I have found the pain at times un-manageable and been taking strong pain killers. My specitivity test ( whatever that is ) came back weak positive and the other negative. I am having a gastroscopy on Friday to confirm the diagnosis but am totally baffled by it all ?????????? any views would be extremely grateful, thanks :unsure: ~ jo

Was the weak positive the result of a Celiac/Coeliac specific test? If so there is at least the possibility of a sensitivity to gluten. I would wait until after the scope procedure to try anything else at this time. Based on the results of your scoping you can decide on further testing or maybe try the gluten-free diet to see if it helps. Make sure you understand how to avoid gluten completely if you decide on the diet option. Good luck.

Tom

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Was the weak positive the result of a Celiac/Coeliac specific test? If so there is at least the possibility of a sensitivity to gluten. I would wait until after the scope procedure to try anything else at this time. Based on the results of your scoping you can decide on further testing or maybe try the gluten-free diet to see if it helps. Make sure you understand how to avoid gluten completely if you decide on the diet option. Good luck.

Tom

Hi thanks for the reply. Regarding the tests all i was told was that the specitivity came back positive and i guess the other was sensitivity was the other, but that was negative. My symtoms have now started to vary though. The C has become the fluffy D if you get my drift :unsure: but i admit that recently i have ingested quite a lot of gluten ie: bread,pizza,muffins etc as i was told i must carry on eating as normal until the scope.

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