Hi all- I've posted recently in other communities regarding my anaemia, gut trouble etc. I recently had a colonoscopy which was all clear. My Coeliac tests came back negative :
Ttg IgA level: 0.8 u/ml
IgG level: 0.9 u/ml.
Ref ranges: <7 Neg, 7-10 Equivocal, >10 Positive
Because these results are quite low, and I do suffer from allergies and recurrent tonsillitis etc, I asked my GP if I should have my total IgA tested in case I am deficient. It is after all recommended on NICE guidelines and Coeliac UK. But he flatly refused, saying I did not need further testing and total IgA is not available on the NHS (!)
Now what? I don't feel I can demand it or argue further for fear of totally pissing off my surgery!
I posted the above in IBS network but got no replies. I also wanted to attach a pic of the rash I get periodically on my elbows and knees- it starts with a burning feeling then progresses to very itchy bumps and goes away again in about a week. I wondered about dermatitis herpetiformis? It's nothing like the eczema I have elsewhere