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bekkaz

Igg Negative Advise Please

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I just got back the test results that my nautropath did for IGG after waiting 3 weeks. They came back negative. I am floored I would have bet money that I have a food allergy. My stomach gets extreamly bloated, I have been told I have IBS, I have also had several woman type issue's going on. I have been to several gynocologists who have now referred me to a urologist to talk to me about possibly have IC. Intersticial Cystitis. I have been getting flare up type situations, and bladder pains. My nautropath is saying most all people with IC have a food allergy/intolerance related. Yet my test came back negative. After reading today I see that the IGG is not the test that can tell about celiac. Is it possibly to have a negative igg test and still have a wheat intolerance or celiac? I am very strongly thinking about cutting it out for the next one to two week and see how it goes. Any suggestions, thoughts, advice would be GREATLY appreciated.

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It's definitely possible. The blood tests can only really tell you if you have a problem, they can't tell you that you don't have a problem.


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It's definitely possible. The blood tests can only really tell you if you have a problem, they can't tell you that you don't have a problem.

I don't understand what you mean. They can tell me if I have a problem but not if I don't? So if they showed no positive results for anything does that mean I might not have a glueten intolerance?

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False positives are quite rare, but false negatives are fairly common. Also, the blood test is for antibodies, so it can not detect non-celiac gluten intolerance.


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As a PP said false negative test results are common. There are many people here that had negative test results, but had huge differences in health when going gluten free. Sometimes the only way to find out is to try the diet. If your symptoms go away, you have your answer. Just know that if you do go gluten free and feel better, then want further testing (like a biopsy) to confirm, you will have to go back to eating gluten to have a chance at get positive test results. Also, many people have to cut out dairy and soy as well (other foods also but these seem to be the most common). You might try a trial two week diet with no gluten, soy or dairy and see how you feel. Then add one thing back for a day and see if you have symptoms. I will warn you, though I felt worse the first week, but I stuck to it and felt better than I had felt in years after two weeks.


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As a PP said false negative test results are common. There are many people here that had negative test results, but had huge differences in health when going gluten free. Sometimes the only way to find out is to try the diet. If your symptoms go away, you have your answer. Just know that if you do go gluten free and feel better, then want further testing (like a biopsy) to confirm, you will have to go back to eating gluten to have a chance at get positive test results. Also, many people have to cut out dairy and soy as well (other foods also but these seem to be the most common). You might try a trial two week diet with no gluten, soy or dairy and see how you feel. Then add one thing back for a day and see if you have symptoms. I will warn you, though I felt worse the first week, but I stuck to it and felt better than I had felt in years after two weeks.

Thank you! I do think this is what I will try. I have a friend who's little girl is having so many issues and they have went glueten free and gave her rice milk. She's doing so much better.

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