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#1 leudy

 
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Posted 11 September 2005 - 06:45 AM

I am curious if anyone has had their doctor recognize Celiac with their naked eye from an endoscopy. My doctor does not have much experience with Celiac so he did not, however I have the pictures and comparing them to the pictures online it is very very evident. Mosiac pattern, dry-cracked apperance, no sign of villi. I must have been dealing with this a long time because of the amount of damage. Thanks for feedback!
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Posted 11 September 2005 - 07:09 AM

Hi Lisa,
My doctor told me the minute I was conscious that my bowel looked like classic Celiac Disease. In fact, he said the pictures were so good he was going to use them for teaching! And he gave me a copy of my pics, hmmm, not sure I needed that, lol!! Anyhow, when he called me with the pathology, I had complete villous atrophy, so I was very severe obviously! He described what he saw as scalloping of the duodenum. Anyhow, apparently he is one of the best GIs in the city, so yes, it is possible to see the changes with the naked eye!
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Posted 11 September 2005 - 07:54 AM

I am curious if anyone has had their doctor recognize Celiac with their naked eye from an endoscopy.  My doctor does not have much experience with Celiac so he did not, however I have the pictures and comparing them to the pictures online it is very very evident.  Mosiac pattern,  dry-cracked apperance, no sign of villi.  I must have been dealing with this a long time because of the amount of damage.  Thanks for feedback!
Lisa E

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In many areas, regardless of what is found at the time of the test, it is standard practice to wait for the official results (from the biopsy itself, in this case), so many doctors may recognize it and not say anything. (And, I'm sure, MANY don't recognize it.)
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Posted 11 September 2005 - 09:27 AM

When my hubbie had his first scope he was told all 'looked' normal,but biopsies showed villous atrophy.
However when hubbie had second scope the gastro consultant insisted on doing it himself,and said he could tell immediately his bowel looked like untreated celiac disease.
So,-I think it depends if the person doing the scope knows what to look for :)
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Posted 11 September 2005 - 11:55 AM

....and prbly how much damage
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