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so I finally got to see the gastro on march 1st, wasn't exaclty helpfull, I asked, "off the top of your head what do think it is" he basically said it's just your body healing slowly, (from celexa damage) the naturapathy? hippy doctor said something similar lol, but anywhoo.

Does Diet at the time effect stool sample results, like if I submit it now on a strict diet of nothing but chicken and gluten-free toast / natural PB will it show the same w.e they look for, If I was on stuff that hurt me, like fructose and soy seems to, would that change the results?

Do I need to be on stuff that hurts me, or will they get what they need regardless.

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Are you talking about Enterolab stool testing or the type you have done at a GI doctors? Enterolab may be able to pick up antigliadin antibodies if you haven't been gluten free for too long. You could contact their office to find out what they think about the length of time you have been gluten free. The stool samples that are done by a GI doctor are usually to look for bacterial infections or signs of food poisoning like salmonella for example.

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Are you talking about Enterolab stool testing or the type you have done at a GI doctors? Enterolab may be able to pick up antigliadin antibodies if you haven't been gluten free for too long. You could contact their office to find out what they think about the length of time you have been gluten free. The stool samples that are done by a GI doctor are usually to look for bacterial infections or signs of food poisoning like salmonella for example.

Ah, well I'm not sure what type it is, I will letcha know soon as I find out, but I told the gastro that I had been gluten free, then he gave me a speal about that's not offical diagnoses going on just blood test (lol I acted like I cared) so I imagine they are just look for bacterial infection then =/ so diet atm doesn't matter right? if it's in fact for infections

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Ah, well I'm not sure what type it is, I will letcha know soon as I find out, but I told the gastro that I had been gluten free, then he gave me a speal about that's not offical diagnoses going on just blood test (lol I acted like I cared) so I imagine they are just look for bacterial infection then =/ so diet atm doesn't matter right? if it's in fact for infections

If I am reading this right you had the blood test and it was postive for celiac? There are doctors who will now diagnose based on positive blood tests since the endos have a high rate of false negatives, and well the blood test does also, so if you do have a positive blood test you can be fairly certain that you have celiac. If they are just doing the standard stool testing then being gluten free isn't going to be an issue.

It can take some time to heal and many of us are also sensitive to dairy and soy, especially in the beginning. If your still having issues and being strict with the diet then you may want to drop both of those. Also make sure any meds and supplements you may be taking are gluten free and you may want to avoid it in topical products like lotions, shampoos etc to be on the safe side.

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If I am reading this right you had the blood test and it was postive for celiac? There are doctors who will now diagnose based on positive blood tests since the endos have a high rate of false negatives, and well the blood test does also, so if you do have a positive blood test you can be fairly certain that you have celiac. If they are just doing the standard stool testing then being gluten free isn't going to be an issue.

It can take some time to heal and many of us are also sensitive to dairy and soy, especially in the beginning. If your still having issues and being strict with the diet then you may want to drop both of those. Also make sure any meds and supplements you may be taking are gluten free and you may want to avoid it in topical products like lotions, shampoos etc to be on the safe side.

yeah I already have dropped soy and lactose, I don't even touch stuff with em, got pretty paranoid.

and I'm not on any med or supplements, I'm surprisingly not malnutritioned, how is beyond me.

I'd like to thank you for your absolutly Fantastic help =) thank you.

And about topical products/shampoo's I don't understand any of the ingrediants in the ones I have, is that one of those " you must call to know" situations?

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yeah I already have dropped soy and lactose, I don't even touch stuff with em, got pretty paranoid.

and I'm not on any med or supplements, I'm surprisingly not malnutritioned, how is beyond me.

I'd like to thank you for your absolutly Fantastic help =) thank you.

And about topical products/shampoo's I don't understand any of the ingrediants in the ones I have, is that one of those " you must call to know" situations?

While there are lists of the copious names that gluten can be identified by it is often easier just to find out the companies that will clearly label it.

My favorite is Garneir, I use their skin and hair products and if gluten is in something it will be clearly listed. Suave and Dove are also good about labeling. For Organics there is a newer company called Himalaya that makes some nice stuff that even says gluten free on the label. I used to use Giovanni hair products and alot of them are gluten free but many have soy. Since I have an allergy reaction to soy I had to stop using those. Shikai also labels clearly and I have used thier shampoos and conditioners on occasion.

You can also call the companies. I usually tell them I have a wheat and allergy to get the clearest answer.

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While there are lists of the copious names that gluten can be identified by it is often easier just to find out the companies that will clearly label it.

My favorite is Garneir, I use their skin and hair products and if gluten is in something it will be clearly listed. Suave and Dove are also good about labeling. For Organics there is a newer company called Himalaya that makes some nice stuff that even says gluten free on the label. I used to use Giovanni hair products and alot of them are gluten free but many have soy. Since I have an allergy reaction to soy I had to stop using those. Shikai also labels clearly and I have used thier shampoos and conditioners on occasion.

You can also call the companies. I usually tell them I have a wheat and allergy to get the clearest answer.

ok I found out the stool sample was being tested for fat content to see if I was digesting everything, you think they will look for bacteria/infections as well? or do they need to check for that to find it?

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ok I found out the stool sample was being tested for fat content to see if I was digesting everything, you think they will look for bacteria/infections as well? or do they need to check for that to find it?

The best one to answer that question is going to be a nurse at the office or your doctor. Give them a call and ask. Do also let them know if you have been eating a diet that is very low in fat.

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