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Going To Specialist Tomorrow Any Tips On What To Ask?

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Hi all, I am new to the Coeliac world having tested positive with blood tests and also gene test. Next step is I'm off to a specialist tomorrow for the first time. My local doctor has noted on the referral about a gastroscopy and biopsy. I don't know anyone else with celiac disease so would like to get some ideas what I should speak to the specialist about or questions to ask, I guess to feel comfortable in knowing he is the right specialist to be under. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thankyou kindly.  

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You are almost finished! Keep eating gluten until all testing is complete. Here is a link to the University of Chicago's celiac website (very reputable) discussing the biopsy procedure. Your GI should take 4 to six samples:

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/living-with-celiac/guide/diagnosis

Here is another good source:

http://gut.bmj.com/content/early/2014/06/10/gutjnl-2013-306578.long#T2

I hope you feel better soon! Ask anymore questions, but the endoscopy, from my personal experience was just fine.


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And once testing is completed and you're ready to go strictly gluten-free, do read the Newbie 101 thread here in the coping section. It'll teach you what to expect and how to avoid cross-contamination.

 

And feel free to ask as many questions as come to mind. We're here to help. :)


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It took 3 !/2 years but my intolerances to corn, soy, and everything else (except gluten) are gone!

Life is good!

 

 

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