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Altho I have had an EGD before I have never had anything biopsied besides an ovary before :P I am so dreading going in to get these procedures done. I know that SOMETHING is wrong. I guess I am just afraid that these test will also come back negative. If they do then I am right back at square one! Now don't get me wrong, I don't want anything to be wrong with me. I just know that something is going on and I want answers!!!!

I picked up my meds for my bowel prep today. Have I mentioned that I am not looking forward to this????? :unsure:

Well thanks for letting me cry and whine a little bit :P

Hope everyone has a good weekend!!!

:)

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Hun i did my endo on tuesday. I was NOT looking foward to it, however i wanted it done to figure out what was going wrong with me. Luckly i told my nurse that preped me this and the staff did their best to try to keep me in good spirits. :)

Fyi, mine came back negative :( so no idea where i'm going from here :(

But buck up :) it could always be worse.

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Absolutely no one enjoys the bowel prep - it's just one of those things that you get through :rolleyes:

Yes, you can look forward to some answers - even negative ones, which will mean you don't have ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease, polyps, and that you have not severely damaged your small intestine.

That doesn't mean nothing's wrong; it just probably (if negative) means that you have non-celiac gluten intolerance, which is an answer by inference. And you do not have to wait for the results of the biopsy - you can start eating gluten free right away and look forward to feeling better.

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I would echo the 'Shroom's advice here and just add...it will be over before you know it.

No one likes these tests, hon...but you are doing the right thing, ruling out what may or may not be going on and taking care of your health. Best wishes.

Keep us posted!

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Thanks yall!!

I think I just needed to whine for a little while! :P

I will be glad I did it when it is over! But for now I am dreading it. Mainly the colonoscopy but hey people get them everyday. Now I am just one of them!!! B)

I have thought about going gluten free after my biopsy is done. Especially if worse comes to worse and I don't get any answers that may be my only option!!!

Will keep yall posted and I promise to try not to whine & cry anymore!!! :P

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Hey, whining and ranting is one of the reasons this place exists :P Everyone needs to do it every now and again. Just don't make a habit of it :ph34r:

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Hey, whining and ranting is one of the reasons this place exists :P Everyone needs to do it every now and again. Just don't make a habit of it :ph34r:

YES MA'AM!!!!! :P

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I think I just needed to whine for a little while! :P

I will be glad I did it when it is over! But for now I am dreading it. Mainly the colonoscopy but hey people get them everyday. Now I am just one of them!!! B)

I have thought about going gluten free after my biopsy is done. Especially if worse comes to worse and I don't get any answers that may be my only option!!!

I whined, too, as I was so dreading both procedures. But what a relief to get them over with!!! I hate any invasive procedures. After my EGD, I told my GI that I was going gluten-free that day. I would suggest the same to you as you don't need to wait for the results as it takes a week or so to get the pathology reports. You may find your answer and start feeling somwhat better right away. It's not uncommon to have negative blood tests and a positive biopsy.

ETA: And you'll get to bring home beautiful colored pictures. :lol:

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ETA: And you'll get to bring home beautiful colored pictures. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Frankly, I think the prep (and the anticipation) is worse than the procedures...they put me right out and I did not feel a thing. :blink:

Like I said...it will be over before you know it, hon!

You're going to be okay!! :) ((hug))

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Frankly, I think the prep (and the anticipation) is worse than the procedures...they put me right out and I did not feel a thing. :blink:

Like I said...it will be over before you know it, hon!

You're going to be okay!! :) ((hug))

IrishHeart said what I was just going to say. The thought of it was FAR worse than the real thing for me. After waking up after both procedures (which were easy peasy) I told my husband I could do it again the next day! The prep wasn't great but not nearly as bad as I expected. I'm not just saying it to be kind - it's true! :D

Don't forget to request 8-11 biopsies, though, for greater accuracy.

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My doc warned me that he wasn't a huge anesthesia user for colonoscopy, which didn't bother me. I'd seen the procedure done many times in nursing school. The prep was sucky, but the actual test was FASCINATING! I was awake for the whole thing and watched it all on the TV screen and could ask tons of questions. It was so mildly uncomfortable that it's barely worth mentioning... and if you're asleep (as you will be if they're doing the endo too)... you won't feel a thing.

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My doc warned me that he wasn't a huge anesthesia user for colonoscopy, which didn't bother me. I'd seen the procedure done many times in nursing school. The prep was sucky, but the actual test was FASCINATING! I was awake for the whole thing and watched it all on the TV screen and could ask tons of questions. It was so mildly uncomfortable that it's barely worth mentioning... and if you're asleep (as you will be if they're doing the endo too)... you won't feel a thing.

Actually, for one of my colonoscopies, I woke up briefly and watched for a while....it WAS pretty interesting!! :)

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aww!! you guys are great!! I know it will be ok it's just that ol fear of the unknown thing going on!! :P

We are going on vacation a week after my procedures so I am guessing that my results could be in during our vacation. at least that will help me get through the procedures. Just knowing that rest & relaxation is only a week away!!!

Thanks again everyone!!!

:)

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VACATION--hooray! now, THAT'S something to look forward to!! B)

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