Confusing Panel for Celiac

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JennyfromNC
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Date Joined Sep 2015
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   Posted 9/18/2015 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
So I was Diagnosed with Advanced Graves Disease (hyperthyroidism)last year. Had my thyroid removed because it was very large and choking me. Since I've had low calcium levels and magnesium levels. My body hurts all the time. Intense muscle spasms, bone pain, it's a nightmare. I've always had sort of an upset stomach and I thought it resulted from the Graves Disease as it subsided some since I had my thyroid removed. Anyhow, my endocrinologist tested me for Celiac Disease recently and these were my results. He believes I have it and has referred me to an Gastroenterologist because he knows nothing about it. I'm assuming since he told me "You have Celiac Disease" that he consulted with a Gastro on these results or else he knows how to read the test. My results are as follows:

Immunoglobulin A, QN, Serum- 167 (Range is 91-414)

Deamidated Gliadin ABS, IGA- 8 (Range 0-19)

T-Transglutaminase (TTG) IGA- 16 (Range 0-3) High Positive

What do you all think? I know I probably need a biopsy to confirm anything. Can I be negative on two of three of the tests and still have it?

cyclinglady
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Date Joined Aug 2015
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   Posted 9/19/2015 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, but that is a positive for celiac disease (disclosure -- I am not a doctor) which often goes hand-in-hand with thyroiditis (in your case, Graves and in mine, Hashi's). Keep eating gluten until you see the GI and get the endoscopy. Make sure at least six biopsies are taken. The small intestinal wall is vast (size of a tennis court). I think you will find that you will feel much better on a GF diet. Once intestinal healing begins you should absorb your thyroid meds better. Get you thyroid checked every six weeks after medication adjustments. Again, wait until all testing is complete befor going gluten free!

Oh, after your diagnosis, encourage all first-degree relatives to get tested. CD is genetic.
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