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Endoscopy/colonoscopy Was Today.

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Heyo. I've been looking around these forums for the past few weeks, and have made a few posts. Well, today, after a negative celiac panel and a slight positive Crohns

test (ASCA IGG antibodies) I had my endo/colonoscopy. The doc said my upper GI/small intestine was inflamed/irritated, but not too bad, but He took biopsies. They

found another polyp in my colon, and said my colon looked to be a bit irritated too...I think. My mind was a bit fuzzy after waking up, so remembering everything he

said is kinda difficult. But having testing done is good, and we'll see what the biopsies say. Now my question is, is crohns related to small intestine inflamation or

would that be more likely something else? Knowing that ASCA isn't specific just to crohns, but to intestinal inflamation in general, I don't know what to think. I

always assumed it was the large intestine that crohns affected. Anywho I'm kinda anxious to find out what the polyp turns out to be. Last time I had one it was a

benign precancerous adenomatous polyp.

Needless to say I reckon I'm going to give the diet a good trial run. Especially since they found inflamation and junk.

Now, to learn how to cook... :unsure:

On a side note, this forum is one of the most helpful forums I've ever found. Thanks everyone for your genius answers, support, and insight.

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I don't have any advice but just wanted to say good luck to you!

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Hi,

It's always a good idea to learn how to cook. Kill animal, put on stick, make fire, burn off fur. Yum! :D

You are right, the ASCA antibodies can be other things besides Crohn's. The realization that people with Crohn's often have antibodies to bakers yeast is a fairly new thing, last couple years only. Sounds like your doc is keeping up with the Jonese's.

My younger brother had both Crohn's and celiac. So it is possible to have both. Did they do the celiac antibodies tests panel? There is a dealie called the Marsh scale that rates the damage to the villi of the small intestine. Since they did a biopsy, they should be checking it for villi damage. Villi damage is common in untreated (not on the gluten-free diet) celiacs. Generally the reccommendation is to do multiple biopsies so there is a better chance of finding any problem areas. But the small intestine is 22 feet long and damage can be way down there out of reach of the endocopy probe/tool. So it is always a good idea to try the gluten-free diet for good 3 to 6 months even with a negative test result.

Anyhow, glad to have you here to help us learn together!

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Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA) and autoimmune liver diseases

Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA) and autoimmune liver diseases

Antibodies to the baker's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ASCA), recently proposed as a serological marker of Crohn's disease, have also been detected in other autoimmune disorders. The aim of this study was to determine prevalence and clinical significance of ASCA in autoimmune liver disease.

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I know there are some Crohn's patient who follow the GFCFSF diet also. It helps some but not all. A paleo diet might be good bet with baker's yeast antibodies. Washing the food you eat first would be a good idea too. Clean animal in stream, then burn with fire! :D

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