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I had a upper GI done on wensday and i got back my results yesterday, they said that i look perfectly normal in my upper intestines but my lower intestines have folds? im just wondering what they meen by that? he says its a symptom from celiac disease and hes almost positive thats what i have now. Is more testing needed or is this good enough to make the call on celiac- or can the folds meen something else also that my doctor is not telling me?? im asking these questions because my real doctor is out of town tell tuesday so i talked to the on call doctor about my test results and all he said was you have folds in your small intestines and thats a sign of celiac disease.

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Hopefully your G.I doc took some small samples from your bowel (biopsies) which will be looked at under a microscope.This will give a clearer picture of whether you have celiac disease or not.

The damage seen under the microscope that coeliacs have is called villous atrophy.

Biopsies can take a week or more to come back-so hopefully you will know more when you speak to your G.I,but the 'folds' that he could see with the naked eye are indicative of celiac disease.

Good Luck :)

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will the folds heal themselfs?? also can the folds meen anything else besides celiac disease?? im pretty sure its what i have though since he did a 1 week test without gluten in my diet and i got incrediably better until i ate at ruby tuesdays "jerks lied to me" anyways thanks for the response

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