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if you guys were doctors.....blood test....elevated gliadin antiobdy...... gluten-free for a month....gluten week before biopsy....endoscopy....negative

malabsorption, steatorrhea, gas, bloated, tooth enamel, headaches, etc...

a) celiac

B) gluten intolerance

c) im just crazy

40 years old by the way

thanks

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ans. A

Your not crazy and there are a lot of reasons for a false negative on a biopsy including having been gluten free for a month before it was done. Your blood test is positive and your doctor may give you an 'official' diagnosis once your health issues disappear on the diet and accidental glutenings (which usually happen to all of us at first) bring them back.

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haha 90 people have viewed and one response....thanks for responding :)

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I answer A. You may not have had enough damage in the small bowel or they missed it in the sample.

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I say A too. While there are false negatives with the blood work, I've never heard of a false positive.

You may have been off gluten long enough for villi to heal, or there could be damage outside of the range of the scope, or samples were taken from the wrong area.

I'd say consider yourself Celiac and stay completely gluten-free.

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if you guys were doctors.....blood test....elevated gliadin antiobdy...... gluten-free for a month....gluten week before biopsy....endoscopy....negative

malabsorption, steatorrhea, gas, bloated, tooth enamel, headaches, etc...

a) celiac

B) gluten intolerance

c) im just crazy

40 years old by the way

thanks

My opinion--could be A or B) . Being gluten-free for a month could have skewed your biopsy results even with another week on it. Either way, sounds like you need to be on the diet.

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If you really want me to be a doctor, I would say there is nothing wrong with you, that the blood work was a false positive, and that you could go forth and eat gluten :lol:

If you want my opinion of what a doctor should say, I would say you are most likely celiac. Even Dr. Fassano might say that now if you had a positive genetic test :P

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Agreed with Jersey. A) or B)

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Don't get discouraged. Tests are not accurate. Most of all you have to do what you can to protect your health. Don't give up and consider this not either Celiac or a gluten-intolerance. I know what you mean about questioning yourself, I did it too. I really thought I just had a gluten intolerance. I could not go thru for the testing for celiac as it made me extremely sick so I just stuck with the gluten-free diet. Docs were testing trying to eliminate and I wanted everything documented, everything in my records to show something. After 7 months of tests I was so bloomin' exhausted but feeling better, decided on a new set of eyes and found a different doc. He looked over everything. I had bone scans done that showed bone loss, I also have kidney stones, list goes on and on. He looks at everything and finally put it all together- celiac. Hang in there!

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