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Anyone Gluten-Free Before Endoscopy?

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yes, 4 weeks. Negative. Not worth it before endo imo.

great, i have been gluten free 4 weeks as well

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great, i have been gluten free 4 weeks as well

I was gluten free for a little over 4 weeks when my egd was scheduled. I was told to eat as much bread as I could for the next 2 weeks and I did (whole wheat tortillas, 4-8 a day). I'm supposed to get the results tomorrow, but my GI said she saw all the classic signs of celiac (cracked river bed appearance, scalloping, etc.).

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if so, how long and what were your results

I was gluten free 4 weeks before with about 2 days in there of eating normal to see if it was truly gluten. My MD felt that if it were celiac 4 weeks with several exposures wouldn't be long enough to be false negative. My blood work and EGD were negative so they are recommending I get skin tested for an actual wheat allergy instead. If its not that, then it is a "wheat intolerance". Either way, no gluten for me, not worth it.

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I had stopped eating gluten for three weeks prior to my endo. My blood labs showed positive. When I went to the GI for my consult about my upcoming endo they said nothing about gluten loading before the biopsy, even though I informed them I had stopped eating it. The biopsy was negative. Then going back to my primary doctor she basically said a positive is a positive when it comes to blood work and endo's may not be the "gold standard" that they use to be. I felt a little led astray by the GI now that I'm out $500 on an endo that came back negative.

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You know how fast your mouth heals if you happen to bite yourself in the chin?

Same with the gut, so three weeks off gluten can do a lot of healing so that hte damage is not visible in the microscope anymore.

But if they had incubated the sample together with gluten and looked at it, and/or measured ttg in that sample, it would have showed celiac. (I read that Dr. Greene had done that with a patient who had been gluten-free for years but the diagnosis was unsure)

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