Gluten allergy is different than gluten intolerance (Celiac). You'd have to be tested for both separately.
For gluten allergy, you'd have to have the scratch tests, injected tests, food challenge test and of course blood tests to see if there are actual changes in the blood to confirm inflammatory responses.
Gluten intolerance..Celiac...happens in the small intestine where the gluten actually causes damage to the surface of the small intestine and it loses the inability to absorb nutrients from foods. A biopsy of the small intestine would be done to confirm the disease.
You can have many things going on at the same time...and celiac disease can happen as well as UC...but a c-scope wouldn't be able to confirm it.
Leaky gut syndrome is sometimes a cause of some allergies, where larger molecules get into the bloodstream than should be...because the lining of the colon allows them to pass through.
So, if you think you have either...do the indepth research, compose the appropriate questions and then make the and request for tests from the doctor.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 3rd night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!