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So, I have had blood work for celiac disease and everything was negative. DNA test was negative then I had to two endoscopys and the first one came out positive for celiacs and the second was negative...... so what should i do? I don't think insurance will cover another endoscopy but I still get pain and I am starting to think my doctors think i'm nuts. And I definately don't want to go on a diet until I am 100% sure that thats what it is. :(

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You've done the blood tests, and the biopsy. But you haven't done the dietary test. Removing gluten for your diet (completely) for a while (at least a month) and then challenging by eating gluten again IS a valid test, and used to be the gold standard.

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You've done the blood tests, and the biopsy. But you haven't done the dietary test. Removing gluten for your diet (completely) for a while (at least a month) and then challenging by eating gluten again IS a valid test, and used to be the gold standard.

Thank you,

I plan on going on the diet next month.....

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I had blood work, biopsy, DNA testing and all came back negative, but the diet is about the only thing that makes me feel half way good. I can eat gluten and I pay the price for it. The doctors told me its a hard life to live on this diet but its alot easier to deal with this than all the pain and days of throwing up and rashes.

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I had blood work, biopsy, DNA testing and all came back negative, but the diet is about the only thing that makes me feel half way good. I can eat gluten and I pay the price for it. The doctors told me its a hard life to live on this diet but its alot easier to deal with this than all the pain and days of throwing up and rashes.

see, thats what makes it hard for me to want to go on the diet. I've never had any real symptoms of celiac disease.. The only thing I have is a pain that I get every once in awhile under my right rib and it is always in the same spot. I don;t know what causes it because I may get while i'm eating, after or even if i haven't had anything at all to eat. It's just weird.

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So, I have had blood work for celiac disease and everything was negative. DNA test was negative then I had to two endoscopys and the first one came out positive for celiacs and the second was negative...... so what should i do? I don't think insurance will cover another endoscopy but I still get pain and I am starting to think my doctors think i'm nuts. And I definately don't want to go on a diet until I am 100% sure that thats what it is. :(

Isn't the one positive endoscopy enough to tell you it is Celiac? If you do have Celiac, you will avoid a lot of future problems by going on the diet now. Give it a try for a month. A month out of your life really isn't that long.

Possibly you have gluten intolerance that isn't Celiac but is still a very serious health problem. I had problems for years but gluten intolerance wasn't even considered until I started in with diarrhea. If I had gone gluten free years ago, I would have avoided a lot of physical and mental pain.

I still do not know if I have Celiac or just gluten intolerance. All I know is that I am getting my life back now that I have given up gluten.

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If you had a positive endoscopy I'm confused as to why they did a second one. They can come back negative if the doctor doesn't get enough samples or if they get only healthy tissue. It's not uncommon to get false negatives on bloodwork and then get a positive diagnosis from the biopsy.

A positive biopsy means celiac doesn't it?

Lots of docs don't know what they are doing with this disease and I'm wondering if you need new doctors. I think it's time for you to do the diet.

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I had negative tests and gene test, yet I am sure it is celiac or gluten sensitivity.

When glutened, I have Dh rash , and gluten ataxia.

(gluten ataxia is connected to DQ1 and not neccessarily the ordinary celaic genes Dq2 and 8)

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