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Old 06-06-2002, 05:16 PM   #1
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How do doctor's check for Celiac Disease? Can it be done by a simple blood test?

 
Old 06-08-2002, 09:45 PM   #2
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Celiac disease can be diagnosed thru blood test and/or small bowel biopsies.
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Blood test and biopsies are sort of unreliable. I think the best thing is to cut out foods that contain gluten for awhile and see if your symptomes improve.

 
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um, biopsy is not unreliable. i was biopsied for ulcers, without any suspicion at all of celiac, and the results came back as celiac disease. not unreliable at all.

 
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it's also important to remember that ingesting ANY gluten will cause damage to the small intestine. it doesn't matter if you have overt symptoms or not, the damage is still occurring.

 
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