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What Should I Ask From My Doctor When I Get My Biopsy Results Next Week?

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I had an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy done Monday. They said it would be about a week before I received results. I've been to so many doctors over the last 2 years and been told that everything looks good, so I'm no longer optimistic that I'm going to get answers. But, since this is my first run-through with the gastroenterologist and biopsies, what should I be asking from them? On a side note, the doctor told my wife that the inside of my stomach was reddish and said it might be gastritis. Maybe that's a start down the path to understanding what's going on. I've been eating as healthy as I can for the last nine months. I drink only water and only use honey or molasses for sweeteners. Pretty much stay away from all processed food except for a few gluten-free cereals, and I think they cause issues. Nine months of this diet, and I still have a reddish stomach? This makes me wonder if there is any real healing going on. Sorry to ramble, but I'm just looking for advice on what to ask and what to get for my records. Thanks.

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Maybe read up about gastritis. Ask what you should do about it. Did he biopsy the stomach to check for things listed in the link?

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-gastritis

For the Celiac portion - ask why he thinks its negative or positive. Make sure you understand his explanation.

Get a copy of the path reports

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Maybe read up about gastritis. Ask what you should do about it. Did he biopsy the stomach to check for things listed in the link?

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-gastritis

For the Celiac portion - ask why he thinks its negative or positive. Make sure you understand his explanation.

Get a copy of the path reports

 

 

Maybe read up about gastritis. Ask what you should do about it. Did he biopsy the stomach to check for things listed in the link?

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-gastritis

For the Celiac portion - ask why he thinks its negative or positive. Make sure you understand his explanation.

Get a copy of the path reports

 

Thanks. He did biopsies, but I'm not sure what all he is checking for. I'm pretty sure he was checking for Celiac's Disease even though I have been off gluten for 9 months. I know he really wanted to the procedures to see what he'd find.

 

I have several of the symptoms listed for gastritis.

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Thanks. He did biopsies, but I'm not sure what all he is checking for. I'm pretty sure he was checking for Celiac's Disease even though I have been off gluten for 9 months. I know he really wanted to the procedures to see what he'd find.

 

I have several of the symptoms listed for gastritis.

Sorry I was so abrupt. I got a call to go to the hospital when I was typing.

Anyway....if you have been off gluten for 9 months, it isn't likely there will be any Celiac type damage found in the small intestines.

What I was trying to say is the gluten-free diet might not have any effect on gastritis.

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Maby you should ask them where you go from here because your having so many problems , tell them you have taken your self off of gluten for 9 months. Make sure you tell them your very concerned about your health and want some answers ... Sometimes when you get these things done and don't say anything they don't do anything!! Make sure you tell them how concerned you are for your own health!! 

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Maby you should ask them where you go from here because your having so many problems , tell them you have taken your self off of gluten for 9 months. Make sure you tell them your very concerned about your health and want some answers ... Sometimes when you get these things done and don't say anything they don't do anything!! Make sure you tell them how concerned you are for your own health!! 

 

Will do that for sure! And I've learned this lesson from the rheumatologists I've seen.

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