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Hello all maybe you can answer a question for me . I did an endoscopy cause I was feeling always bloated and it showed my belly was really big and pain too all over my abdominal area . No other symptoms . So the report was I have a hiatus hernia and reflux.  Practically a 5 cm cut or whatever I understood . Biopsies were done and this is I can't understand . As I was prescribed pills ( esomeprazole) for six weeks , and I have my doctors app in 3 weeks time . Can anyone maybe explain what does it mean (Duodenum shows well preserved villus architecture?) I Know that shows if your celiac or not ? But what I understand is that I am not ? Or am I ? Thanks 

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Did you have the celiac blood work panel?

did they do biopsies during the endoscopy? Damage sometimes doesn't show up until they put a biopsy under a microscope.

they can't just look at your insides and tell whether or not you have celiac. 

 

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Hello thanks for answering , yes they did a biopsy , received the results and can't understand a thing in medical terms . Is the waiting that is irritating me . ?  There was written among other things that the villus architecture is well preserved is this only sentence that confuses me . I will ask of course my doctor just wondered if any of you knows what it means . As for celiac blood work panel I will ask . I Know that they did some blood tests which I had to wait two weeks as here some blood tests they have to make them outside our island .

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6 hours ago, Liziana said:

Hello thanks for answering , yes they did a biopsy , received the results and can't understand a thing in medical terms . Is the waiting that is irritating me . ?  There was written among other things that the villus architecture is well preserved is this only sentence that confuses me . I will ask of course my doctor just wondered if any of you knows what it means . As for celiac blood work panel I will ask . I Know that they did some blood tests which I had to wait two weeks as here some blood tests they have to make them outside our island .

The waiting is very difficult.

in the meantime, it's time to start reading the newbie thread and see what you can start doing, as there is nothing wrong with trying a gluten-free diet even if you are not diagnosed with celiac. You could have non celiac gluten intolerance. No way to know if eliminating gluten will help until you try. Don't expect immediate results. Healing takes time. But you might experience relief from the bloating within a few days, personally I had horrible abdominal pain which disappeared within a week. Everyone's bodies are different!

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I think that your villi are intact.  So, normally that would mean no evidence of celiac disease.  But Victoria is right, that they should have run a celiac blood panel to help rule out celiac disease.  Why?  The small intestine is vast.  If spread out, it is larger than a tennis court!  The biopsies may not have captured the damaged areas.

Consider asking your doctor for a celiac blood test and continue to eat gluten daily until the blood draw or better yet, until you get the test results.  A negative on the blood test will really help rule out celiac disease. A small price to pay for piece of mind.  

i hope you feel better soon!  

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