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People are constantly being told conflicting information about preparing for a biopsy and also constantly being told incorrect information about preparing for a biopsy.
Here is a link to the U of C Celiac Disease Center -- one of the top celiac research centers in the world.
You really need 6 biopsies because damage can easily be missed. The small intestine is the size of a tennis court when laid out flat so you can see how damage could be missed if not enough samples are taken.
As to you still having stomach pain -- it takes time to heal. It's not like flipping a light switch off & on. When you quit eating gluten. that's just the start of the healing process but don't expect it to happen overnight.
Need to start seriously reading up on information, it seems I get worst the day after I've eaten something that I shouldn't.
I get heavy ears, fluctuating in the ears an dizzy, I go to the loo an sometimes makes me feel better an the symptoms reduce.
Im wondering if toxins in my stomach are reacting and my body's reaction are my symptoms....not forgetting brain fog!
I need some safe basics since everything is now making me sick. On the 15th I'm redoing my colonoscopy after 6 years. I have super bad cramping and pains and urgent poop most of the day. I had to quit my sub jobs for a while. Please suggest some safe foods to eat for a while till I figure it out.
Re: non-functioning gallbladder
How do they test for this? How did you get it fixed. I have pains like adhesions and d and I've had it for a month. I'd love any ideas or advice you may have. I have had a lot of abdominal surgeries, like C-sections, 3 of them and a hyst. Several other surgeries down there as well.
Please suggest any thoughts or ideas you may have. I see a new primary care next Tues. and have a colonoscopy on the 15.
Thanks so much!