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I have had GI issues for about 15 years now. For a long time I would think it was a certain food(s) then cut it out of my diet. For example, ranch dressing on salad, Alfredo sauce on pasta, dips when I was eating chips or crackers.

The weird thing is that after I had both of my children, my symptoms went away for about 2 years or so. I got to a point where I wasn't eating anything except bread products but was still getting sick and couldn't figure out why.

I finally sucked it up and went to my regular dr who said based on my symptoms (basically just D not a ton of stomach pain or other issues) that it was IBS. Then she asked me if I had noticed any foods lately that we're bothering me. Once I said that I knew bagels gave me an issues. Once I said that she said that it could be celiac and sent me to have an endoscopy done.

While waiting to visit the GI dr and then for the endoscopy I tried going off gluten for a few days before reading that I shouldn't do that until I was diagnosed. So I went back to it but only a little bit every day. A couple days ago I had a lot of gluten and man did I pay for it within a few hrs.

I had my endoscopy today and have to wait for the biopsy results. But I thought they could tell from looking that it was celiac? What do you guts think? Does this sound like celiac or IBS?

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Is sounds like it could be Celiac. What did your Celiac blood tests show? They usually do those before an endo. The damage is considered microscopic. They take samples ( biopsies) that are sent to a Patholgist to look at.

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I'm not sure about the blood test results. My regular dr office you have to go back for results - wont do over phone - and I wasn't that concerned with them because of how many false negatives there are.

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I'm not sure about the blood test results. My regular dr office you have to go back for results - wont do over phone - and I wasn't that concerned with them because of how many false negatives there are.

Can you call the doctor's office, who ordered the blood tests, and go pick up a copy?

If you've already had the celiac panel and the biopsy, you can go gluten-free right now without waiting for the pathology report as going gluten-free won't interfere with any other testing your doctors may want to do. When you have your follow-up appointment with your GI doctor, make sure you pick up a copy of the pathology report, too.

Edit: IBS is pretty much a non-diagnosis. It's a symptom of something and for those of us with digestive issues, it pretty well spells out celiac to me (IMHO)

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