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Sandi575

Allergies Vs Intolerance

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Ok so i am thoroughly confused right now! I was told after my endoscopy that I had Celiac. When i went for my follow up my doctor said no I have gluten intolerance. HOwever, yesterday I have an allergy test done and I showed negative for wheat, barley, and oats. I am not sure I understand this? How can i have an intolerance but show up negative? Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

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An intolerance and an allergy are two completely different things. You can have one, or the other, or both. In your case, you are not allergic.

I would probe deeper into the endoscopy results before deciding that you do not have celiac disease. Villous atrophy is usually a certain diagnosis of celiac disease.

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