Hey Northern Elf,
Just had a colonoscopy to figure some pain issues. Seems all is ok...been great for two weeks but now getting weird pains again. I'm thinking there is some cross contamination happening. I live in a household of 5...mom & the only celiac. So...trying to figure out if these pains are gluten related.
I believe there is a difference between straight out glutening pain and cross contamination pain. Straight glutening is way more involved, painful & longer lasting. Cross contamination is more variable. So the reason I had the scope was some pain in the upper right side and the lower right side. Pretty consistent in the lower right side but the upper right side was new. I had a gallbladder ultrasound and it looked fine...
So..I'm thinking it's celiac pain...anyone else get pain there ?!?!?
That is exactly where I was getting pain, in my upper right side almost up under my bottom rib. Had the pain for about 9 years. Had colonoscopies, cat scan, nothing was found. I did not even know what Celiac disease was.
I finally changed doctors and was lucky enough to get a GI doc that actually did a biopsy during an endo for celiac disease and it came back positive. The doc asked me who else in my family has celiac disease and I was totally puzzled. Then I started reading and researching celiac disease and realized that my mother must have had it. She was told ulcerative colitis in the 1960s and she was always complaining about heartburn. Well she ended up dying from pancreatic cancer and 9 months later her first cousin died from the same thing. I truly believe it was undiagnosed celiac disease that killed them.
The pain in my side went away in 5 days and if I get accidentally glutened that knife stabs me in the side again.