Posted 12 October 2004 - 04:03 PM
Does anyone think I should see a dermatologist as well?
Much as I would rather not have ever heard of celiac disease, I have learned that it's best to face up to health problems and deal with them straight up. I look forward to becoming an active member and making some new friends.
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Posted 13 October 2004 - 05:45 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:34 AM
I'm obviously not as informed as others, but I'm concerned because I've read that quite a few folks get misdiagnosed from skin biopsies not being done correctly. Right now the rash isn't too bad, but I want to get rid of it as soon as possible. When I ended things w/ the GI earlier this year, he wasn't opposed to an endoscopy and I kinda feel like it'd be best to have a concrete diagnosis, plus, who knows how long this has been going on? What if there are some cancer cells in there? Wouldn't it be wise to check just in case?
Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:48 AM
A warning that the small bowel biopsy isn't always accurate either. Doctors take too few samples or the samples they do take miss the damage or the lab can even misread what they get.
Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:58 AM
Guess we'll see on Friday. This'll be pretty much the first time I've met this doctor.
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