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Biopsy Is Tomorrow!

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Hi everybody. I'm new to this place, my mom goes on the site. I'm only eleven. Has anybody here ever had a biopsy done? If so can you tell me how it went, I'm pretty nervous for tomorrow. :(

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Hi ,

Just to clarify, this is not Bette, that's my mom, she also uses this message board and told me about the teen section. I posted this message under my moms user name, I still need to set up my own-- whoops.

KK :P

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Hey there... no worries about the procedure. It is pretty easy--the hardest part is not eating until its over ! You should be out for the procedure, and not notice anything. You shouldn't feel any pain either. The worst might be that you have a bit of a sore throat afterwards. Good luck!!

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Gee thanks. :D That makes me feel better. Im just kind of freaked because knowing that your'e going to get a tube shoved down your throat, although they tell me they are going to completely knock me out.

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You won't feel a thing. When I did the procedure 25 years ago, I was fully conscious, and the only unpleasant part was getting sick as the tube went down. The biopsy itself is painless, as there are no nerve endings in the lining of the intestine.

Cheers,

-Pat

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Yeah, I've had 3 and no issues with any of them :)

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Wow, well I guess I have nothing to really worry about now except for the part of not eating or drinking liquids.

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Yeah, my biopsy was at like 2 pm, so I was s-t-a-r-v-i-n-g ! :P

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Mine is at 11:30, But I have to be there at 10.

(I wonder if I'm the youngest on this board?)

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Yay :lol: Finally I got my own account with my own avie! I'll tell you all how my biopsy went.

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You kind of freaked me out, because I private messaged with your mom a few times.

Good luck and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laura

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Thanks B) This is of course my first time getting a biopsy. Now I won't have to worry. Thank you all for being supportive.

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Hi there,

I wish you good luck tomorrow. And I just wanted to say, I like your name and Avatar. :lol:

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DQ: Hope your biopsy went well.

It's a piece of cake...Gluten Free cake of course. ;-)

Scotia

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I juat got back from the hospital. It went great!!! It was no biggy :D

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The only bad part was not being able to eat or drink. I was soooo thirsty.

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Congratulations! :) I bet you're sleepy now, right? :P

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ya...zzzzzzzzzzzzz. I slept all day!!

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I'm glad it went well... when do you hear about your results?

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The doctor will call on Friday.

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Glad it went well!

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I'm glad it went well :lol: . Keep us posted about the results.

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I got the results today, the doctor says i'm not Celiac now but maybe in beginning stages. He's putting me on the gluten-free diet for 3 months. No pizza, etc.,etc. :(

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Just because the biopsy is negative, doesn't mean, you're celiac. The damage to your villi is just the tip of the iceberg. It's not clever to wait that long, just to see the prove in the biopsy. If you feel better on a glutenfree diet, you might still be a celiac :o . I hope you feel better soon on the glutenfree diet :) . And don't be sad about the pizza. With the development of the glutenfree food we've come a long way. You can make really good glutenfree pizza meanwhile :lol: .

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wow--well, let us know how the diet goes !

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