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sarahm19

Im gluten-free - Have I Messed Up Test Results?

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Hi everyone!!! I'm in the process of trying to get diagnosed with Celiacs. Blood tests came back negative but I have like ALL of the symptoms plus several autoimmune diseases. So 2 months ago, I cut out all gluten. Since then ive had drastically less tummy probs. Still have some but a LOT less. But my doctor still wants to do a sigmoidoscopy in attempt to see whats wrong with me (i tried to get him to do an endoscopy or biopsy but he said a sigmoidoscopy is good enough).

But will my results on the sigmoidoscopy be messed up because I've been eating gluten free?

Its scheduled for June 6th. Should i go back to eating gluten for a while? (I dont think so cause it will hurt me. I just dont know what to do). Any advice? Thanks sooooo much!

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Celiac damage occurs in the small intestine, not the large intestine. Either your dr. doesn't know what he is talking about, or he has no intention of looking for celiac.

He must be looking for Chron's, it has a lot of similar symptoms to celiac. I've read gluten-free also helps Chron's.

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My adivse to you would be to go on a totally gluten diet and request that your doctor do an endoscopy exam of your small intestines. By the time it is scedules, it could take up top three weeks and you can consume your full share of gluten, which may result in a positive result from the exams.

If you feel better on the gluten free diet, well, just continue. I was feeling so bad that I felt that I had to go to a GI specialist, as I was concerned about cancer and had no knowlege about Celiac.

It all depends if you want a dx. I would suggest that you go as there are other concerns with intestinal malfunctions other than Celiac. Check that out and being dx with Celiac is truley a blessing in discuise.

Good luck and keep us posted. Lisa

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