But the doctor did note some other things which I assume were noted because they are abnormal. Please note that I am living outside the US right now so I had to translate this into English.
Presence of a small regenerative foyer (translation: site? location?), with elongated glands in a discreetly inflammatory chorion.
There is a small foyer (translation: site? location?) or crypts are elongated, regenerative, with increased numbers of mitoses.
I have tried to call my doctor about 10 times for an explanation of what this means, if any other disease is indicated, etc. But no luck in getting the doctor to call back yet.
I have tried to look up some of these words online. Elongaged or enlarged crypts seems to be sometimes mentioned on sites discussing celiac biopsies.
I had been eating a low-wheat diet for a few years, but did a three-month (miserable, miserable) gluten challenge before these test results. I was then gluten-free for about 5 weeks - I couldn't take it anymore. The doctor who I saw for the biopsy said I needed to eat gluten for the week before the biopsy -- I ate gluten for two weeks before. After the biopsy, I went gluten-free again and am feeling MUCH better.
Other test results:
1. Enterolab: positive for gluten sensitivity (Fecal anti-gliadin IgA: 53 units, Fecal anti-tissue transglutaminase IgA: 14 units, quant micro fecal fat score: normal less than 300 units)
2. Prometheus Celiac Plus blood panel: all negative (normal)
3. Prometheus Celiac Plus genetic results: DQ2 heterodiemer, HLA-DQA1*0201/DQB1*02 - US doctor said this means I'm at risk for gluten sensitivity but have a lower risk of celiac than the general population
4. Doctor who performed the endoscopy said everything looked normal from a visual perspective.
At this point, I'm quite sure I have some problem with wheat -- either a wheat allergy, gluten sensitivity, or (early-stage?) celiac. I'm committed to staying gluten-free, but if I do have some sort of early-stage celiac would like to know so that I can be even more careful.
If you have any ideas about what the doctor's biopsy notes mean, it would be much appreciated. I would like know also if these biopsy results (elongated crypts, inflamed chiron, etc.) indicate some sort of other intestinal problem.
Thank you all for the help in advance. This forum has been a great way to learn and get support!