After months of tests, including HIDA scan, blood work, small bowel series, etc I have left my supposed "Celiac Doctor" (my GI) and I am looking for a second opinion. I am totally confused by my results. My GI told me it could be Crohn's, it could be IBS, and even said, "It could be anything!" He gave me a pamphlet and that is it. He hasn't told me that he is going to treat my pain left abdomen, which also feels like it is have muscle spasms (I am thinking spastic Colon).
I have questions about my blood work. My initial Celiac panel was 138/20 and was very high (from what I understand).
A month later I had my tTG IGA tested again but it was: 52/20 (as opposed to 138/20) Was this because I was eating gluten free the second time? And if I was eating Gluten free, should that number be below 20?
Also, I had my Glaidin Peptide IGA checked, which was: 51.70/20 I have only done a little research on this and don't know much about it. But with this number he said "possible Crohn's."
I've had a colonosocpy and endo done, which came back for:
- A scattered area of erthyematous mucosa was found in the sigmoid colon and in the descending colon. It was biopsied but they couldn't find anything (could this be from eating Gluten free? I was eating gluten free at the time).
- Non-bleeding internal hemorrhoids were found during retroflexion and were moderate.
- I have also developed new food allergies very suddenly.
I am wondering if it is nerve damage to my colon due to laxatives and pain killers. I am having every symptom, including malnutrition and signficant weight loss/constipation and pain right in my left abdomen (colon) region: http://www.ehow.com/...ines-colon.html
At this time I am seeking a second opinion but a lot of these doctors on my insurance have been horrible all around. At this point, I really don't know how to proceed. I'd like to do all natural diet.