About a year ago I underwent an elective surgery to determine the cause for my long time stomach pains and digestive issues. The endoscopy went fine with fairly normal results but the blood work came back with abnormalities. Among other things, I tested positive for H. Pylori AB IGG, and tested high for Tissue Transglutaminase AB IGA and S. Cerevisiae AB (ASCA) (IGG). The letter the gastroenterologist sent said that these were indicators for a possibility of Celiac and Irritable Bowel Disease. Long story short - I lost my insurance right after the testing and moved to a new state. I followed up on the results with my PCP who said that if I simply followed a Gluten free diet that the presence of the other anti-bodies would be negated and I wouldn't have these issues. A year later, gluten free, I certainly feel better in some regards but my digestive pains, back pains etc. are not alleviated. Should I see a gastroenterologist about the test results or should have correcting my diet have fixed everything? Is this a grin and bear it situation? I'm not really even sure what the tests above relate to (even though I've googled them). Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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