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Colonoscopy, by Joseph A. Murray, MD. of the Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, a Gastroenterologist who Specializes in the Treatment of Celiac Disease

This is not Medical advice: The biopsy determination of celiac disease requires demonstration of the abnormalities in the proximal

digestive enzymes, and is the main site of the absorption of digested nutrients. Also known as the small bowel.'); return false">small intestine. It is not possible to get such a biopsy going through the anus. The colonoscope does not reach that far. The biopsy instrument must go through the mouth. This is usually achieved with a upper endoscopy (AKA gastroscopy, EGD) A colonoscopy is frequently preformed for the investigation of diarrhea but does not and can not detect celiac disease. Joseph A. Murray, MD.

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