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jhun

Video Capsule Endoscopy

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Been gluten free for 7 months. Positive blood work and negative biopsy but I went gluten free anyway. My problem is that my symptoms still persist although I have been treated for h pylori which i showed positive in the biopsy. also had gastritis and peptic duodenitis and was put on rabeprazole for three months or more i guess.

My gi doctor advises me to undergo a video capsule endoscopy. My insurance doesn't cover it and it's very expensive. What can it help me with in my case? By now I am very much aware of cc's and hidden gluten sources.

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jhun hi, My GI doc wanted me to do the pillcam, because when I had the coloscope done he did not see anything but he said I could have hidden damage somewhere. I finally had the pillcam done, I even consumed gluten for 7 months before the cam was done kinda hoping that if I could recreate my symptoms that he just might find something but no everything was still negative I never got to see any pictures to see the differance between the scopes and the pillcam. I don't know if this is something that you want to do it is expensive, my hostpital with insurance was $600 plus it cost over $2000. usd. And I don't know if I even passed the darn thing it is huge bigger than your average multi vitamin. If you have a hard time swollowing pills then I would not do this. I don't have a hard time with pills but it took a few swollows to get this one down.

donna


Fecal Antigliadin IgA 21 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 13 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 12 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0501

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 5,5)

You can teach an old dog new tricks!!!

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