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Hi,

It was my third endoscopy on Monday but my small bowel finally shows signs of inflammation (no villi death yet), and this was after going gluten-free for 3 months and being back on gluten for a month.

My question is. Along with a positive A . L . C . A . T and a positive IgG, is this enough to confirm celiac? Many people on this board have multiple food sensitivities. Can any of those cause small bowel inflammation? Or is gluten the only possible culprit.

Also, my doctor doesn't really like the idea of the A . L . C . A . T, and my positive blood test was "nonspecific." The others were normal.

I have some classic celiac symptoms, and others are not so classic (episodes of stomach - mid to left - pain and vomiting)

My doctor said, a gluten-free diet is worth a try and referred me to a nutritionist. Is this really celiac disease or could something else be causing the inflammation? The lab said either early celiac (yea right, my symptoms have been present for 5 years) or daily aspirin/advil user (which I don't do).

Thanks!

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I say the biopsy results are definitely enough to do the gluten-free diet. If you improve on the diet, the biopsy results together with the positive diet response would be enough to officially diagnose you with celiac disease.

So, it would be good if you start with the gluten-free diet immediately!


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