Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):



Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Lux

Latent Celiac?

Recommended Posts

Hey guys,

So I got the results from my biopsy back yesterday - negative - so my doctor is saying that what I have is "latent" celiac disease, which means that I have the antibodies but no intestinal damage (yet). He says that this could still appear later on in life, and that I will need another biopsy in another ten years. My question is, how does this account for the bloating, C problems I have been experiencing (sans villi damage)? Also, does this mean I should continue with my gluten free diet (which I have been doing anyway), and, as I have noticed a few people are wondering on this board, does an official diet really matter?

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join eNewsletter


Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):


I think it's ridiculous for a doctor to tell a patient they have celiac, but it's dormant. More or less, that is what they are saying when they say "latent". I have a friend who son is sick, and his doctor's told her that he has latent celiac and to keep him as gluten free as possible for now. I think that is terrible. The child needs to be totally gluten free in my mind and the minds of many others.

I think if you are gluten free now, I would stay gluten free.


Deb

Long Island, NY

Double DQ1, subtype 6

We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!

"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join eNewsletter



Join eNewsletter