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Member Since 28 Sep 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 14 2010 08:48 AM

#600081 Blood Pos/neg, Do Endo Or Not Do Endo Advice

Posted by on 22 March 2010 - 06:57 AM


Lots of people here have helped me so I figured I would share my story. Please see my time line of events to see my struggle found on my profile.

Lots of people ask on this site, My blood was negative so I am fine right? or it was positive and I don't want to do endoscopy because I feel ok. DO NOT BELIEVE YOUR RESULTS THE FIRST TIME. TRY TRY AGAIN, I went through hell and had Celiac all along. My Gastro dr and Primary Care Dr almost had me diagnosed with OC and went through MEdication after medication for all the wrong reasons, All because blood work was negative and the one sample they took of biopsy seemed normal(should take min of 5 biopsy's). I finally got fed up and went to Lahey Clinic. Within one week I had a panel of blood work done above and beyond what was tested before. I had results next day, ALL Positive! Then scheduled Endo for very next week. I had extreme inflamation and most of the villi were folded down and all samples were positive.

Basically two points, Do not let blood work be your determining factor. And Do yourself a favor and see a specialist right away. you will only be hurting yourself dealing with someone who only knows a little.

Hope this helps and sorry to ramble. My experience was horrible and now have answers.
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