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Am I Possibly A Celiac!

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I am trying to figure out if I may be a celiac. I just had a celiac panel drawn on Thurs along with thyroid tests. My symptoms include severe constipation, smelly stools with mucus sometimes. Distended abdomen with a lot of gas and most disturbing is that I have lost 18 lbs in just over 1 year without intending to do so.

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Hello, and welcome. Yes, all these symptoms can easily be attributed to celiac disease,and I can see why they would want to test you. Good luck and hang in there while you wait for your results. :)

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I received my results today. The thyroid tests were normal and the celiac panel was negative. At this point my doctor is going to refer me to a GI doctor for further assessment.

Is it a good idea to try and go gluten-free right now? I tried this past weekened and felt really good, so I'm wondering if I should keep trying to avoid wheat and gluten.

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If you feel better, yes avoid it. Anything that makes you feel better is good for sure :)

I had a negative blood test too, currently still under the doctor trying to figure out what the problem is, but I do know that despite the negative bloods, gluten still makes me feel terrible.

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The GI may want to do an endoscopy anyway, despite the negative blood test. In that case you would need to continue eating gluten.

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I'm getting tested on May 5th... I really hope you find out what's wrong so you can start feeling better soon. :(

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