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Doctor Says Celiac Can Be Dected Even With A 2 Week Diet, Really?

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Was told by a recent doctor I visited that one on a two week diet before testing for celiac, the test will come back accurate reguardless of diet because there are elements in your blood etc.... How true is this?

I also mention how I have candida, was told that only people with AIDS or have taken chemo could be affected by candida overgrowth... How true is this?

I'm 17 years old, this is what I'm being told by the doctors. One who have self diagnosed as gluten and yeast intolerance, and presence of candidiasis, possibly pre-diabetes, malnutrition, thyroid problems.

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It seems like many doctors do not believe in candida overgrowth, and a 2 week diet from gluten will not affect a celiac blood test.

I did finally have testing done a few weeks ago, one of the main things pointed out was my WBC being below normal ( 2.9). I got retested, and pathology was to look at my white blood cells, now have been told it increase to 3.6 and it appears I was recovering from a infection. This week I just got another test done, have to do with WBC I think.

I do say I'm recovering from a infection, since removing gluten and yeast marks are healing that has never before, and symptoms are improving slowly. I also notice once I finally removed yeast, my blood is now red on cotton after given shot. Other times while yeast was in diet, I notice the blood on the cotton was purple ( if only the doctors could have viewed each).

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This is off topic but things I'm really disturb abouy is that I have a rash on my back ( now slowly going away) and somewhat a rash like across my neck ( notice when consuming gluten and yeast it may expand, when eating a lemon the small bumps woudl burst out... and sometimes would have random other bumps pop out that are red like, somewhat like a insect bite). None of these have been seen by the doctors, even after I mention it. I thought these things could sometimes give a lot of clues.

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Your doctor is probably correct about diagnosis being possible after only a 2 week diet. In 2 weeks, the damage cannot be gone yet.

He is wrong about candida...a person absolutely can have this problem without having AIDS, or chemo.

There are many doctors out there who know nothing about gluten intolerance/celiac.

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Is your rash burning or itching? Check out DH here in this forum or on this website.

Mine is (was) only slightly burning so the doctor said it is impossible it is DH, and he did not know that it meant celiac anyway)

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So eventhough I was about 2-3 weeks in my diet, a blood test for celiac would most definately come back positive?

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My server symptoms went away when removing gluten, though when I was able to remove yeast my symptoms started to go away even more... now the rash on my back is disappearing and other symptoms.

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I think I could possibly have DH on my neck, not sure. It usually doesn't itch, but lately since going on the candida diet ( along with staying away from gluten and yeast ofcourse) its been itching more. Usually when I eat lemons the smaller bumps would like pop out. Sometimes when consuming something usually with gluten and yeast I get bumps on the area that looks like insect bites.

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Thanks for the answers

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So eventhough I was about 2-3 weeks in my diet, a blood test for celiac would most definately come back positive?

Not necessarily. If you were going to test positive before you started the diet, you'll probably still test positive after just 2-3 weeks on the diet. But there's a good chance you would have tested negative even if you hadn't started the diet. Blood tests aren't that accurate. The problem is you have to have enough damage for gluten antibodies to get into your blood before testing positive. Most people start feeling sick long before they'd test positive on a blood test.

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Not necessarily. If you were going to test positive before you started the diet, you'll probably still test positive after just 2-3 weeks on the diet. But there's a good chance you would have tested negative even if you hadn't started the diet. Blood tests aren't that accurate. The problem is you have to have enough damage for gluten antibodies to get into your blood before testing positive. Most people start feeling sick long before they'd test positive on a blood test.

I see, thanks.

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