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gaufu

Member Since 23 Apr 2014
Offline Last Active Apr 24 2014 11:49 AM
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In Topic: Help In Interpreting Biopsy Results - Please

24 April 2014 - 11:31 AM

Welcome G!

 

In simple terms you have damage in your small intestine that has likely been caused by gluten and/or dairy in your diet.

 

Make sure you had all of these blood tests:

 

Total Serum IgA

tTG-IgA

tTG-IgG

EMA-IgA

DGP-IgA

DGP-IgG

 

Also helpful is blood test for nutrients as malabsorption can be an issue with the damage found during your endoscopy:

 

B6, B12, D, K, Iron, Ferritin, Copper and Zinc

CMP and CBC

 

Additionally, in this case the genetic test for genes associated with Celiac Disease could be helpful...having the genes does not mean a person will develop celiac...but genes plus small intestine damage is telling.

 

Not everyone with Celiac Disease has obvious digestive distress...there are over 300 symptoms associated with Celiac Disease.

 

If you are certain you have had all the celiac antibody tests listed above, it is indeed time to remove all gluten and dairy.  If this is Celiac Disease, you will likely get dairy products back after your intestinal damage has healed.

 

Hang in there :)

Hi Lisa

Thank you for your prompt response. I have completed all the following tests...CBC,CMP, Total Serum IgA, tTG-IgA, tTG-IgG, EMA-IgA, DGP-IgA, DGP-IgG.

Further I am vitamin B-12 and D deficient so we keep testing that every 6 months. The deficiency is quite common from my country of origin, so my doc was not too concerned about that. I have had 5 EGD's from 2005 to now and none of them showed this elongated villi. Not sure how this can happen suddenly.

Anyhow, I will request my doc to do some further evaluation. My biopsy report does not say anything like March 2-3-4 or Celiac Intolerance etc...i would assume something should have been written if the diagnosis was confirmatory in nature. 

Thank you once again.