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Just Had Another Lovely Visit With A Gastro

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gave him my whole history, told him about my constipation and after i specifically mentioned that I CANNOT have gluten he says "Oh well you should just increase your fiber for the constipation....have some raisin bran or wheaties" - LOL

He gave me a physical exam and said everything seemed fine and is setting me up for a liver/gallbladder ultrasound. He also wants to do an endoscopy, but I dont really see the purpose at this point since I am already gluten free

I really can't handle these imbecile MDs anymore

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Sounds like many I have encountered before. "Eat More Fiber", "You are a healthy young person", dah dah dah. I do think that an endo would be beneficial in ruling out celiac or other possibilities though. It is virtually painless considering most of the time you are put asleep. I had no pain when I had one done in 2006. I will tell you that if you want to be checked for celiac damage you must do 8wks to 3 mos on gluten up to 6 slices a day of bread (or equivalent foods), and have them take mulltiple biopsies from various areas to assess possible damage. I had not been eating anything but ensure for a month when mine was done, so damage was probably less visible. They also only took 2 biopsies, and it could have been from an undamaged part inside me.

If you don't really feel the need for doctor confirmation - then by all means stay Gluten-Free. I agree some of the gastros have very little sympathy or knowledge in the subject. It may take you finding teh right one for your situation.

Good luck!

And I am very much a novice here...so some pros may weigh in and give you advice;)

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What amazes me is that I printed out a detailed list of all my issues for the past few years and he just glanced it over and basically ignored everything that was on there

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gave him my whole history, told him about my constipation and after i specifically mentioned that I CANNOT have gluten he says "Oh well you should just increase your fiber for the constipation....have some raisin bran or wheaties" - LOL

He gave me a physical exam and said everything seemed fine and is setting me up for a liver/gallbladder ultrasound. He also wants to do an endoscopy, but I dont really see the purpose at this point since I am already gluten free

I really can't handle these imbecile MDs anymore

If he isn't going to pay attention to what you are saying to him, then my advice would be to find a new doctor ASAP. I would not let him do any type of surgery on you! That is just ridiculus. :angry:

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