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Hi,

I have been on a gluten free diet for 5 years.

My GI doctor said it was

necessary for me to have an endoscopy and colonoscopy every 2 years.

Now, because I am on medicare and have a new insurance company, my

primary care physician said as long as I am not having any problems, [diarrhea, etc.] it is NOT necessary for testing. Colonoscopy every 5 yrs. due to family history.

If any of you know this to be NOT true, and you can send me to a

site where I can copy and print info to take to her, I sure would appreciate it.

I don't relish the thought of the tests, but it sure does beat running into major

problems later.

Thanks for your help. This whole site is awesome! I learn so

much even though I do not participate very much.

Happy Holidays to one and all!

Jean

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I can't point you to a site for this, but the general expert opinion now is that as long as you're not having problems and blood tests are OK, you don't really EVER need a repeat endoscopy. You don't even need a second one. You should, however, have repeat blood panels every couple of years.

richard

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