Postive Celiac serology

Aqua Blue Glow

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Reply Posted on: Sep 12, 2012 at 9:42am
I tested positive on the Celiac panel (tTG) & wonder how important it is that I get the biopsy to confirm Celiac, as opposed to going directly to the gluten-free diet for life. Do you agree that the gluten-free diet would be recommended even if the biopsy is negative? My understanding is that it can be only a matter of time before the intestinal damage can occur & also before other autoimmune issues can develop, so the sooner I can eliminate gluten the better.

That being said, is there a recommended time period after eliminating gluten before trying IVF (i.e. 3 months?) and is a follow-up tTG test in the normal range enough to prove that the issue is resolved enough to try for IVF?

Thanks very much.
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Dr. Braverman

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RE: Postive Celiac serology Posted on: Sep 12, 2012 at 3:34pm
we have found that once celiac has been diagnosed going gluten free for 2 months has shown significant improvement in our outcomes and cytokine profiles . We have not proceeded to biopsy in these cases.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.