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Followup Endoscopy Today

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I've been gluten-free for about 2 1/2 years, and had an endoscopy today, at a good local facility. I won't have the biopsy and bloodwork results for a few days, but they have a new policy of issuing the initial findings on the same day as the test(s). Here's the results:

* The esophagus appeared normal

* The gastroesophageal junction appeared normal

* The mucosa of the antrum appeared erythematous

* The pylorus appeared normal

* The duodenal bulb was mildly nodular, without mass lesions. The apex of the bulb was mildly edematous.

* The post bulbar duodenum was mildy atrophic appearing, and the plica circulares of the duodenum had some mild scalloping consistent with known history of Celiac disease.

It's not perfect but, according to the doctor, at least the damage is "mild", so I assume that there's been some improvement. Not realizing it had small amounts of gluten as an ingredient, I was taking Beano every day for a few months earlier this year, so that may have caused a recovery setback or slowdown.

The doctor said that overall, the results were good. I should be getting my bloodwork results and biopsy in about five days.


Celiac diagnosis from positive blood work & endoscope (2005)

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,3 Subtype 2,8 (double Celiac genes)

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