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Help - gluten-free Diet Before Or After Endoscopy

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Hi,

My doctor just called me to tell me that my blood test results were "very positive for Celiac Disease". I will be scheduled to have a endoscopy next week, but what I forgot to ask my doctor is whether or not I should start my gluten free diet now or wait until after the endoscopy. One of the books that I have ("Gluten Free Diet" by Shelly Case) says to not start it until after the blood tests and small intestine biopsy are complete as it can interfere with making an accurate diagnosis. Is this true?

Thanks so much for your help. It's been a bit of an overwhelming night.

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Do not start the diet until after the endoscopy. Doing so may well lead to a false negative.

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Thank you so much. That's what most of my reading said, too, so I'll stick with a few more days of my normal diet.

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