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Posted 30 July 2004 - 01:27 PM
Posted 05 August 2004 - 07:52 PM
Also, try to insist on having a C-reactive protein test run, along with the CBC, ANA, and Sed Rate, if these tests haven't been performed in the last 6 months. Have an A1C test performed to rule out Diabetes.
Odds are one of them will at least point the way to the path of the active problem which is at work, meaning that you will have the doctor's attention.
Thankfully for you, the endoscopy is the most precise test available for the detection of Celiac disease. If he said your test was normal, that means you have no damage to the villa. It may not rule out the possibility that you are in the birth stages of the disease, but even that is unlikely.
Evaluate any and all prescriptions and over the counter prescription medications you may have begun taking within 6-9 months of the onset of your new symptoms. As is the case with any and all medications, new side effects can always appear in individual people, regardless of whether or not they are known side effects.
Posted 06 August 2004 - 12:50 PM
Posted 12 August 2004 - 06:12 PM
As for your biopsy, find out how many samples were taken and from what parts of the small intestine. This is crucial to getting accurate samples. Also, several so called "normal" biopsies came back positive for celiac disease when given to a pathologist experienced in Celiac for a second opinion.
You may also wish to consider a new doctor. Much of the complaining on this and other boards about doctors is partially the fault of the patients for not changing doctors. Let's face it, just like not every auto mechanic is equally competent, not every doctor is equally competent.
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