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I just had an endoscopy procedure this morning, and it looks like several things going on "down there". I was out of it, but the written report says:

- My GI doc found possible Barrett's esophagus and took two biopsies.

- There was evidence of gastritis of the antrum, mucosa appeared erythematous (does that mean inflammation in the lower stomach?). She took two biopsies from that area.

- Three small polyps were removed from the fundus (upper stomach?)

- I have a hiatal hernia

- Duodenitits of the duodenal bulb, mucosa erythematous (more inflamation).

- She mentions surveillance biopsies from the small bowel.

Can any of these issues be caused by Celiac disease? or do I have something else going on to cause inflammation?

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GERD maybe. Didn't they give you a translation?


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I just had an endoscopy procedure this morning, and it looks like several things going on "down there". I was out of it, but the written report says:

- My GI doc found possible Barrett's esophagus and took two biopsies.

- There was evidence of gastritis of the antrum, mucosa appeared erythematous (does that mean inflammation in the lower stomach?). She took two biopsies from that area.

- Three small polyps were removed from the fundus (upper stomach?)

- I have a hiatal hernia

- Duodenitits of the duodenal bulb, mucosa erythematous (more inflamation).

- She mentions surveillance biopsies from the small bowel.

Can any of these issues be caused by Celiac disease? or do I have something else going on to cause inflammation?

Yes most definately. If your doctor took enough biopsies I would be very surprised if you do not get an official diagnosis at your after procedure consultation.


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me too me too..I had an Endoscopy and colonoscopy today as well..

But about a month ago I had negative blood work for Celiacs, because I have been off of gluten for 2 months now...I didn't know, so I am not going back to get positive results, I am off of Gluten for good..but he did find a few other things...

He removed 3 polyps, I have mild Diverticulosis, mild gastritis and he took many biospsys from both proceudres, also checking for Celiacs, but I'm not holding out much hope there..

And no Cancer ...I go back in 2 weeks for all of the results, but it was just good for my peace of mind to find out a few things. I have had had a slight pain right where the Diverticulosis is..so that explains that.

Regardless of whatever else he finds, I am gluten free for life now..because the horrible bloating and gas are gone now, and my D is finally getting under control a bit, and no medication in the world ever had any effect on the D.


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Well, I shouldn't be surprised. I had my endoscopy follow up today. The small bowel biopsies did not show any villi damage. So the PA at the GI office summed it up very quaintly by saying, "It's an awfully hard diet to follow. You can be glad you can eat all the gluten you want!" So my GI says no celiac, my GP says no celiac, only my neurologist who handed me my negative blood test results says "it's worth trying a gluten free diet - see what happens". Aaarrrrrgghh!!

I have the positive Enterolab results, me, myself, and I, and all you supportive folks out there.

The endoscopy photos show a lot of general inflammation in the stomach and duodenum. Has anyone had such general inflammation go away after a gluten free diet? That darn stomach wakes me up every night aroun 1 am when it gets empty - I'd love to be rid of that problem!

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Well, when you think about it, vili damage doesn't develop overnight. First there's going to be just mild irritation, then inflammation, then more and more damage I guess. So it could be that you just caught it early. I'd try the diet in any case...

Pauliina

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