Endoscopy On Monday
Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:05 PM
I have my endoscopy on monday. What should i talk to the gastro about prior to the procedure eg. How many biopsies, etc. Thank you!!!!!"
Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:25 PM
Also, ensure the doctor takes samples, even if damage isn't visible to the eye. Some will NOT take samples if they don't see it, which is stupid, since they are looking for microscopic villi damage.
Probable Endometriosis, in remission from childbirth since 2002.
Hashimoto's DX 2005.
Gluten-Free since 6/2011.
DH (and therefore Celiac) dx from ND.
Responsive to iodine withdrawal for DH (see quote, above).
Genetic tests reveal half DQ2, half DQ8 - I'm a weird bird!
Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:33 AM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:35 AM
Just wanted to wish you good luck and keep us posted xoxo
Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:19 PM
I asked about what if my biopsy was negative but my labs positive. She said they could check another blood test, i think the genetic one and i also could try a gluten free diet to see if the ttg iga comes down.
Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:23 AM
Two weeks later her nurse called and said the biopsied showed Celiac, and to start a gluten-free diet. They sent a very not-helpful three-page photocopied pamphlet indicating what is and is not generally gluten-free. When I asked if I should come in for a follow-up sooner, the nurse said no, and that I couldn't anyway - the GI takes the whole summer off!
So... it may take a while, but your biopsy results should be helpful. And I'm glad you're done - it's a good feeling!
In the meantime, now that your tests are done, I'll recommend what folks here recommended to me - no reason not to go ahead and start the gluten-free diet now.
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