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Does this sound like Coeliac Disease? And how do i go about getting it diagnosed?

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12ylnon Thu 13-Dec-12 10:26:20

Had an appointment with a hematologist yesterday as a routine pregnancy blood test showed that my platelet count was high. She seemed to think that i am suffering from Hyposplenism (a small or underactive spleen). I've been told to go back in 8 weeks for an ultrasound, but she literally told me nothing about it (not even the proper name!) so i've been doing some googling.

The first thing that came up is that there is a link between Hyposplenism and Coeliac disease. Looking further into Coeliac disease, it sounds an awful lot like me.

-For the past few years i've been suffering terribly from fatigue, which i've always thought was to do with being deficient in something but none of the doctors i saw really seemed interested.

-For 2 years, i had unexplained infertility and had two MCs. Luckily i'm pregnant now.

-I suffered for two years with Ulcerative Colitis, an autoimmune disease. I had an operation to 'fix' it 4 years ago, but the colitis is still present in the part of the bowel they left behind (it's manageable now).

-I also have bad eczema.

All of the above have been linked to Coeliac Disease, inc. hyposplenism. I realise i don't have many of the actual symptoms of it, but i did also read that in mild cases, there may not be any symptoms present at all.
I feel an awful lot like i'm linking a load of completely unrelated things together, but when i read the web page i just thought 'bloody hell, it's me!'

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Thu 13-Dec-12 10:30:01

Ask your doctor for a blood test to check for coeliac disease, make sure you continue to eat foods containing wheat though.

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