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StoneCutters

Member Since 08 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 12 2012 09:33 AM
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In Topic: Positive Blood Test, Negative Endoscopy?

08 August 2012 - 03:29 PM

Hi Rachel,

I was wondering if you ever had luck with the endoscope? What I learned from my own experience and from someone giving me advice beforehand was, make sure the doctors take enough samples of the intestine to test and to not be afraid to tell the doctor that.

:)Kirsten





Hi - I'm very confused and a bit frustrated. I had pretty much given up on getting help for chronic GI symptoms - have been told its IBS and for all intents and purposes to suck it up. I went to a new doctor (because I moved) for something unrelated, and she ran a bunch of blood tests since I was a new patient. To my shock she called me in to tell me my bloodwork was positive for Celiac. The full panel was run and all of the numbers were considerably high (one, IGg?, was 35). I finally had my endoscopy on Thursday and the doctor said he did not see signs of Celiac, although we will wait for the biopsy to come back. I am supposed to make an appointment for three weeks from now to discuss this with him. Three weeks feels like an eternity to wait for the results, but I realize that's just because I'm anxious. Any thoughts on whether the blood test is likely to be negative, or if the endoscopy is more likely to be incorrect? Thanks for any insight!

Rachel