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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Should I have endoscopy if blood work negative for celiac panel?

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I was diagnosed with IBS when I was 12 years old. I am 37 now. I have what I call "IBS episodes" of diarrhea, SEVERE pain, sweating, chills when I eat certain foods. I can't pinpoint it to wheat alone. It doesn't happen all the time, but I suffer from these "episodes" at least 4-5 times a week.

My 4-year-old was just diagnosed with Celiac. She was asymptomatic. She has a genetic disorder that we were about to start HGI in her. One of the tests they run before starting HGI is a celiac panel. Her numbers came back as a "weak positive." Had the endoscopy done. Showed early stages of celiac. Her gene test also came back as the highest, 31x, and he said she had the gene also. She has been gluten-free since January now.

I got tested when we got her diagnosis. Mine tests were negative. I know he tested the Iga (I think that is what it was) to make sure I was producing enough for the test to be valid, something like that. I don't have the values. Now he wants to do a colonoscopy to check for other things, and says he wants to do an endoscopy also since I will be under anyway.

Question is could I possibly have celiac if blood work was negative?

Thank you for all your help and advice.