I have had
-lots of 'female' examinations
-my gallbladder checked out & ultrasounded
-3 colonoscopies in 20 years (different docs as I lived in different places)
-all sorts of reflux meds
-joint pains and blood tests to determine why
-headaches and some vision issues
Then 10 years ago I got exteremely sick with a bad virus, couldn't keep food in, lost 5 pounds I didn't have to lose - ended up getting another scope to look for IBD or ulcerative colitis. By the end of the week I was in the ER getting two bags of fluids IVd in and a shot in my butt to stop the spasming of my gut!
It took me a year to learn how to eat without getting sick (some denial too of course). Negative blood test. Endoscope...well, my doc didn`t tell the gastro to look for celiac, only GERD damage...by then I was essentially gluten-free anyway as it took a few months to get in for the scope.
THese days - essentially no GERD (reflux). Joint pain issues but stomach issues mostly gone - dairy & I don`t agree much but I eat carefully without gluten.
My doc has since retired and my new one doesn`t seem to totally trust my self celiac diagnosis but who cares - I told him I could be a gluten detector and I have set up my kitchen and life to avoid gluten. At least I know what to do.......so tired of feeling like a hypochondriac !