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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Thanks so much to everyone that responded. I feel that the doctors are waffling on calling these symptoms celiac, simply so that they can be 100% confident in their diagnosis. The Dr's confidence will only come with time, observable damage to the villi in his intestine and undue risk to my sons long term health. I'm fortunate that there is a forum like this to hear what other people think.
  2. Can someone help me interperet the following....I'm wondering if a biopsy and another 3-4 weeks of feeding my son glutin is required. Lab results for son (2 yrs 8 months): Anti- tTG IgA 24.4 U/ml, normal <12 Anti- Gliadin IgA 2.6 U/ml normal <10 Anti-Gliadin IgG 64.4 U/ml, normal <10 My son is pale, underweight 26.5 lbs, < 40% height 35", has had low iron (iron stores are good), picky eater and has recently become more irritable/demanding (terrible twos?). He was a good sized baby at nearly 9 lbs and 19.5 inches. Do I need to continue with glutin in diet for another 3 months for Paed. GI to see hime and potentially do a biopsy that may take 3-4 more additional weeks. The docs say all his organs are working fine regarding his failure to thrive. I'd like to help him now, but do not want a false negative on biopsy/endoscopy
  3. we will see him tomorrow (paed GI).
  4. ranges: score 24.4 anti-tTg, normal <10 elevated >16 score 2.6 anti-gliadin IgA, normal < 12 elevated >18 score 64.4 anti-gliadin IgG normal <12, elevated >18
  5. Can someone help me interperet the following....I'm wondering if a biopsy and another 3-4 weeks of feeding my son glutin is required. Lab results for son (2 yrs 8 months): Anti- tTG IgA 24.4 U/ml Anti- Gliadin IgA 2.6 U/ml Anti-Gliadin IgG 64.4 U/ml My son is pale, underweight 26.5 lbs, < 40% height 36", low iron, picky eater and has recently become more irritable/demanding (terrible twos?). He was a good sized baby at nearly 9 lbs and 19.5 inches. Do I need to put him through more grief ( ie continue with glutin in diet) to wait for a biopsy that may take 3-4 more weeks to confirm celiac to 100%? All his organs are working fine regarding his failure to thrive. I'd like to help him now, but do not want a false negative on biopsy/endoscopy
  6. My 2 1/2 year old son was "failing to thrive", and was just diagnosed as celiac, based on high level antibodies in bloodstream. We are waiting to get a biopsy done to confirm 100%, and it's killing me to keep feeding him something that may do him permanent harm. His eating habits have always been poor, and I'm wondering assuming Celiac is confirmed, can anyone comment on following: - how long for gut to repair itself? - did increased appetite result from abstaining from gluten? - how do I know he's getting the Iron/Folic/B12 he needs for developement? - How agressive should I be with Dr's to ensure he's getting appropriate nourishment/supplement during this critical stage of his developement? Worried sick in Regina Sask.