Had the scopes yesterday. Ugh. I think it was a downright horrible experience, but now knowing what it all entails, I wouldn't be scared if/when it needed to be done again.
Took numerous biopsies all the way down to the small intestines b/c there was inflammation in the esophagus, and took stomach biopsies also. Papers I was given on the way out with photos stated the biopsies were to diagnose h pylori and celiac sprue. It looked like 2 biopsies were taken for the each diagnosis; I read several should have been taken. Disappointed. Of course, I could be reading the papers incorrectly. There were no pics of the small intestines either. Should there have been?
In the other end, 2 polyps were removed and diverticulosis was diagnosed. Hilariously, he handed me a xeroxed pamphlet about eating more grains and fiber for that.
I called the doc's office today to make Tuesday's appointment for the pathology results and said I didn't hear about the blood work for celiac; the nurse then told me it was negative. Again, I don't know exactly what tests were run. I don't know whether to be relieved or disappointed but I have so many issues that point to celiac, and she reiterated to wait on the biopsies. I have already begun eliminating gluten and I intend to continue on that path and see how I feel.
I really do wish I'd already received an answer though, and at this point if he says it isn't celiac, I will believe what these tests showed, and consider myself gluten intolerant or sensitive by continuing to eliminate it and judge by how I feel.