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Hi Everyone!

I was recently diagnosed with IBS but after some research decided to go to a gastroenterologist to test for Celiac. He sent me to get the full panel of bloodwork done and I am now waiting for the results. My mother works in the blood bank so she is keeping an eye on my blood as it gets tested and is able to tell me some of the results.

So far I know my iron levels and liver functions are normal.

Does that rule out celiac? I'm still very new to the whole disease and I am honestly hoping for a celiac diagnosis as I would rather have something I could control than random IBS issues.

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You can have celiac and still have tests in normal ranges. After all your testing for celiac is done, including the endo if you are going to have one, then give the diet a good strict try for a couple months and see if it helps. Sometimes our bodies give the answer that the tests cannot.

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My IgG, IgM, and IgA levels are all in the normal range. There are still other tests I am waiting to hear back about.

Could those tests be the determining factor? I thought all the Ig factors were what mattered.

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My IgG, IgM, and IgA levels are all in the normal range. There are still other tests I am waiting to hear back about.

Could those tests be the determining factor? I thought all the Ig factors were what mattered.

I am in in the same boat pretty much. Lots of issues that NO doctor can figure out. Finally a Dr recommended getting checked for celiac. My bloodwork came back negative for celiac. I am convinced at this point that I still may have issues with gluten (and possibly dairy), so I am going on a gluten free diet to figure this out myself. This website and forum have a wealth of info on how to get started and how to look for gluten in foods, recipes, etc. I am going to give it a full 6 months and see for myself if my health issues get better. Maybe this is something you should try. As I have learned from the people on this forum so far, symptoms can take a couple days to a couple months before even noticing a difference (and can also get worse before they're better!). Also, often dairy can act similarly to gluten in people with celiac. Good luck, I know how frustrating it is and I too wished for a positive celiac panel so I could have an answer to my issues. In the long run, we know our bodies better than anyone else, even doctors sometimes.

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