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I finally had my endoscopy yesterday after positive bloodwork in Feb. I dread any type of medical procedure and can honestly say it was a piece of cake. Had a little back pain yesterday but that could have been tension. Just wanted to post for anyone awaiting an endoscopy.

Good news in labs as well. I went gluten-free in feb after the positive bloodwork and did a challenge for the last 2 weeks. It must have helped my absorption a lot. My iron went from 40 w/us 9% saturation to 130 w/ 30% saturation. All my vitamins were in normal range but a couple were low normal so my doc has me taking calcium +d and vit b12.

I am relieved to already see some positive results of the diet!

Good luck to everyone undergoing testing!

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I finally had my endoscopy yesterday after positive bloodwork in Feb. I dread any type of medical procedure and can honestly say it was a piece of cake. Had a little back pain yesterday but that could have been tension. Just wanted to post for anyone awaiting an endoscopy.

Good news in labs as well. I went gluten-free in feb after the positive bloodwork and did a challenge for the last 2 weeks. It must have helped my absorption a lot. My iron went from 40 w/us 9% saturation to 130 w/ 30% saturation. All my vitamins were in normal range but a couple were low normal so my doc has me taking calcium +d and vit b12.

I am relieved to already see some positive results of the diet!

Good luck to everyone undergoing testing!

I think the fear of the procedure is the hardest part? I've had several scopes and didn't find them to be a bad experience at all. Thank you for sharing your experience with the folks that are looking in and afraid of having a scope. I know we are all different, but honestly..I think going to the Dentist is much worse?

I'm so glad you're doing well on the gluten-free diet. Now that know to stay away from gluten, you'll have a happy, healthy life. :D

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I'm scheduled for my endoscopy at the end of May, if I go gluten free will that give me a false negative?

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I'm scheduled for my endoscopy at the end of May, if I go gluten free will that give me a false negative?

There's no saying absolutely, positively, but the chances are extraordinarily high. You should keep eating gluten right up to the day of the endoscopy.

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I'm scheduled for my endoscopy at the end of May, if I go gluten free will that give me a false negative?

I had positive blood work in February so I went gluten free for about 2 months then ate some gluten for the 2 weeks leading up to the endoscopy. My situation may be a little different because I considered myself already diagnosed by the blood test - the GI doc even said he had no doubt it was celiac. I opted for the endoscopy to rule out anything else (ulcer, etc.) but I figure if it doesn't show villi damage that just shows that my short time on the diet helped tremendously. If you have no official diagnosis yet keep eating the gluten. I decided I was going to eat the things I will really miss (beer, crusty bread, oreos) during my gluten challenge!

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