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Wait List For Gastroenterologist

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I just called the gastroenterologist to follow up with my referral to see why I haven't heard from them yet. When I told her they received the referral two weeks ago, she told me to call next week to get my appointment. Frustrated, I asked when they were booking appointments for - APRIL! UGH.

Now while I have lived like this all my life, I suspect I will feel a billion times better off gluten but I was staying on it on the assumption they will just do the biopsy. However, since I have a fair bit of time, I was thinking of doing a month-trial, see how I feel and go from there. I have enough time to get back onto gluten if I really want to.

For a reminder, here are my BW results:

IgA: 1.90 (range 0.69-3.82)

Gliadin IgA: 3.5 (range <11.99)

Gliadin IgG: 23.2 (HIGH) (range <11.99)

Transglutaminase IgA: 2.3 (range <9.99)

In addition my Iron and hemoglobin were low, and my ESR was double the max normal range. Suggesting there is inflammation and probably a bleed

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Can you get a referal to a different GI who can see you sooner?

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Can you get a referal to a different GI who can see you sooner?

I expect all GI's would have similar wait lists.

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I expect all GI's would have similar wait lists.

Not necessarily. This office sounds like they are treating you like they would someone who goes in every 2 years for the over 50 colonoscopy (routine). Some offices might consider you a sick patient appointment and get you in sooner.

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