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Have I been diagnosed with Celiac?

My doctor recently ordered bloodwork for Celiac disease.  She emailed me and said that my results were borderline positive and told me to do a trial on a gluten free diet and that she'd see me in a few weeks to check on me.  I'm confused.  Is this a diagnosis?  How am I to know for sure if I indeed do have Celiac and need to stay gluten free for life?
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My advice is to continue eating gluten until you have an endoscopy and biopsy.  The only way you can get an official diagnosis is to have a biopsy to see if there is internal damage in your intestines.  I would call your doctor back and ask to schedule one.  Is she a general practitioner or a GI?  If she's just a GP, I would suggest seeing a GI who can do the procedure for you.  I've had 2 endoscopies, and they really aren't that bad.  You are put to sleep so you won't remember anything.  There's no pain involved either.  Definitely talk to your doctor though.  I wouldn't just give up gluten without having a biopsy.  
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Your doctor does not know enough about Celiac disease. Get to a gastro doc. Do not go off gluten until you have a solid diagnosis. Going off gluten before you have a definate diagnosis could prevent you from finding out if it is truly Celiacs.
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I did see several mentions of gut biopsy online, but I consulted with a second physician who said that a positive blood test and a positive response to a gluten free diet is usually sufficient for diagnosis.  So I guess I'm going to stick with the diet and see what happens.
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