I am new to this forum, I am 35 years old with a life history of reflux (have barrets esoph now), ulcers, constipation and diarrhea that alternates (never normal bowel habits), bloating, gi bleeding, diverticilitis (just found in scopes done this month). Along with checking for chrons and ulcertive colitis (my mother has both) my gi did biopsies to check for celiac.
He made the remark that he didnt think I had it but would do a biopsy to rule it out (he is very ocd with his patients in covering every possible thing). Well a week and a half later my biopsy results came in the mail and it was positive for celiac along with a order for the bloodwork to go with the positive biopsy.
They are waiting for the next step of treatment for me until the blood work is done (going tomm to get it drawn).
I am wondering if the biopsy is positive does that mean I have celiac? I do have a family member that has celiac (cousin). With that being said, out of my fathers family that cousin and myself are probably the only ones who have been checked.
I am also worried about my oldest son, he has been having a lot of gi symptoms for 5 months now. (we are making him an appointment with a gi specialist).
Thank you for any advice you all can give me.