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Villi Damage Doesnt Go Away That Quickly......

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I dont understand why you guys say you have to be gluten free for so long before endoscopy....My doctor told me villi damage doesnt disappear that quickly and if you have it....it will show up.....???? whether eating gluten or not

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Since everyone heals at different rates, you can't assume that the damage will be healed quickly, or slowly. Even slight healing might be enough to cause a false negative.

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I think that you've picked up the posts wrong. It's not that you have to be gluten free before the scope but that if you've been gluten free for a while then you have to go back on gluten before the scope as the villi may have started to heal and you would get a false negative. I originally requested that my G.P. didn't refer me to GI as I didn't want to go back on gluten. However I finally agreed and had appointment with GI, who instructed me to go back on gluten until the scope (I will have been back on gluten for 7 weeks and a half weeks by then).

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I was gluten free for a month....went back on gluten for ONE week.....doctor said everything looked normal.....so i was just wondering

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You can have a false negative even on a full gluten diet. How did your body react to adding gluten back in for that week?

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if you were gluten free for a month and then back on gluten for one week, then you most likely have healed enough for the biopsy to be negative when they look at it through the microscope.

It should also be noted with the biopsy specimen that you had been gluten free, for they look for lots of damage. At this stage, the only thing abnormal would be increased numbers of IEL

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