Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):

  • You've found your Celiac Tribe! Join our like-minded, private community and share your story, get encouragement and connect with others.


    • Sign In
    • Sign Up

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

I had a repeat colonoscopy last week. I'm 36. My first one was due to rectal bleeding that wouldn't stop. They found a fissure, but also a bunch of polyps so I get to be an overachiever and have colonoscopies early. Anyway when I woke up the DR said he found more polyps and sent those off. No surprise. He also found a few other odd things but nothing major. Then he said he found flat mucosa in my ileum and so he biopsied it to check for celiac. That was that. Wondering if that is enough for a diagnosis? If it comes back positive anyway. I think I'm doing all this backwards and upside down. Would the ileum show celiac? Everything I've read is biopsies via EGD. I had an EGD last year and they found ulcers. He said it looked "all chewed up" but never mentioned any celiac. I have a lot of GI symptoms, but not clearly celiac. Also have a history of bowel rupture(small intestines) as a kid. I'm lost. Should I ask for the blood work? Or just wait and see? Is the ileum even a place for biopsy in regard to celiac? 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

Celiac.com Sponsor (A8):

I don't know anything about the ileum. But it's so easy to get a blood test for the full celiac panel, so why not do that now? The full celiac panel includes:








Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, you can have celiac disease at the end of the small intestine within reach of the scope from a colonoscopy.  I would ask for a celiac blood panel definitely because villi damage get can occur from several things other than celiac disease.  



Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

Repeat endoscopy/Biopsies: Healed

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

My current list- of GI stuff anyway 

Sigmoid diverticulosis 

Benign neoplasm of ascending colon    
Benign neoplasm of descending colon    
Benign neoplasm of sigmoid colon    
Other hemorrhoids    
Gastric ulcer, unsp as acute or chronic, w/o hemor or perf    
Diarrhea, intermittent    
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome    
Lower abdominal pain    
Nausea with vomiting, unspecified    
Periumbilical Abdominal Pain    
Personal History of Colonic Adenoma    

Weight Loss


Btw ulcers were in Antrum biopsies taken for h.pylori(which was neg). It says "a few" on my notes. All chewed up were his words last I saw him. 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now