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Had My Endoscopy Today

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The doctor told me afterwards that it showed I had acid reflux. He told me I should start taking prilosec. Also, he said there was redness somewhere else (I forget) which indicated to him a lack of good bacteria. He said he couldn't see anything that would make him think celiac. Although we are waiting on the biopsy for sure.

My question... isn't acid reflux a good indication (along with my other symptoms) of a gluten intolerance? Would lack of good bacteria also be a symptom?

This particular doctor doesn't seem convinced that gluten is my problem (even though one blood test came back stating a wheat intolerance). It's like he's looking at all these things in isolation of each other. I asked him if the above two things he found today could be causing my malabsorption issue with D, and he said no. Sooooo, why doesn't he want to get to the bottom of what might be causing it?? If my biopsy comes back and says no celiac, I have a feeling this doctor will just treat my symptoms (above) and be done with me.

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The doctor told me afterwards that it showed I had acid reflux. He told me I should start taking prilosec. Also, he said there was redness somewhere else (I forget) which indicated to him a lack of good bacteria. He said he couldn't see anything that would make him think celiac. Although we are waiting on the biopsy for sure.

My question... isn't acid reflux a good indication (along with my other symptoms) of a gluten intolerance? Would lack of good bacteria also be a symptom?

This particular doctor doesn't seem convinced that gluten is my problem (even though one blood test came back stating a wheat intolerance). It's like he's looking at all these things in isolation of each other. I asked him if the above two things he found today could be causing my malabsorption issue with D, and he said no. Sooooo, why doesn't he want to get to the bottom of what might be causing it?? If my biopsy comes back and says no celiac, I have a feeling this doctor will just treat my symptoms (above) and be done with me.

I would be concerned too! I was fighting vitamin D deficiencies, endoscopy came back with major inflammation, poor bacteria, and acid reflux. They put me on acid reflux meds and told me to go on a high fiber diet.... I ended up in the hospital with surgery removing my gallbadder (which wasnt the problem). Month later we figured it out.. It baffles me that he thinks it is not related. Good Luck and stay strong!

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My story is very similar. I had an endoscopy and after the procedure the doc told me that I had very bad inflammation and put me on an antacid. When the results came back it did verify Celiac. It seems to me that a very high percentage of people with gluten problems have acid reflux.

Interestingly enough, I also had my gallbladder out a couple of months later too. I think that gallbladder problems may also be connected with gluten problems. Infact I'm pretty sure that before I had my gallbladder out, whenever I would get glutened I would have a gal-attack.

I also am having problem with bacterial overgrowth - I think all this stuff is definetly related. If your labs come back normal, you should still consider going gluten free and maybe finding another doctor, because your doc may just be out of ideas and not know a lot about this sort of stuff.

Let us know what happens when you get your results back.

Sarah

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Your doctor can't tell just by looking and I do hope he took a few biopsies from different areas. Since you are done with testing you can start a trial of the diet today. Your body may give you the answers before you even go back for the test results.

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He did say he took samples from a few different areas. He made it seem though that he could tell a lot by just looking at the picture, pretty much diagnosing me negative right there. I don't like this doctor, can you tell? :) I'm going to start gluten free on my own despite the results anyway, so in a way I guess it doesn't matter much. It's just frustrating!!

Your doctor can't tell just by looking and I do hope he took a few biopsies from different areas. Since you are done with testing you can start a trial of the diet today. Your body may give you the answers before you even go back for the test results.

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