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Diverticulosis As A Side Effect?

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I had my abdominal CT scan (normal)and earlier this week I had my colonoscopy... The EGD/ small bowel biopsy is next week.

The visual exam showed diverticulosis and internal hemorrhoids. The doc took a bunch of biopsies including of my colon (looked abnormal)

The question: Has anyone else had this show up on a colonoscopy prior to going glutten free? and did it get better on its own after going glutten free?

Thanks!

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I did. Before I was diagnosed I had a colonoscopy and the doctor stated I had the most extensive case of diverticulosis he had ever seen. It was throughout my entire large intestine when it normally is found only in the left desending section. After 7 years gluten-free I had my 'over 50 scope' and the diverticulosis was almost totally resolved. Only a few diverticuli were found. For myself the gluten free diet and the end of daily and nightly explosive painful D seems to have been the secret to the end of that issue.

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Ravenwoodglass

Thanks :) I feel likda stupid hoping for a disease... But its one of those the lesser of two evils kinda hoping... Just curious, did the doc tell you it would clear up after you went Gluten-Free?

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Ravenwoodglass

Thanks :) I feel likda stupid hoping for a disease... But its one of those the lesser of two evils kinda hoping... Just curious, did the doc tell you it would clear up after you went Gluten-Free?

No he didn't but my GI prediagnosis was to put it kindly an idiot. After I was diagnosed celiac he spent most of my next appointment apologizing for not even looking for it any of the times he had seen me previously. We kept him long enough to scope my DD and when I needed a GI later I switched to a different one who I interviewed about celiac in general during my first appointment. He turned out to be a much better doctor who even advises a trial of the diet when blood and biopsy are negative but symptoms scream celiac. My second scope was done by him. The only reason I know the diverticuli resolved was because I got hard copies of the results of both procedures.

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My father, close to 80, was having problems with diverticulosis and it wasn't responding well to conventional treatment. Knowing I'm celiac, he stopped eating wheat and his symptoms went away. He was previously tested for celiac via blood testing and the test was negative. I'm just glad that he got relief of symptoms.

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