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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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So I saw my doctor and pretty much gave him a quick run through of my health history for the past year. It was a pretty disappointing appointment. He pretty much said ok so last time we did the EGD you were gluten free for a few months before and kept on it. I told him I had been back on gluten for about 9 months now he said great lets do an EGD and small bowel study, we will do biopsies and check for an ulcer. All he said was you are losing blood somewhere lets find out, if I can't go to the OB/GYB. I live in orlando and this guy is supposed to world renowned on malabsorption disorders in general yet our visit lasted about 7 minutes!

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So I saw my doctor and pretty much gave him a quick run through of my health history for the past year. It was a pretty disappointing appointment. He pretty much said ok so last time we did the EGD you were gluten free for a few months before and kept on it. I told him I had been back on gluten for about 9 months now he said great lets do an EGD and small bowel study, we will do biopsies and check for an ulcer. All he said was you are losing blood somewhere lets find out, if I can't go to the OB/GYB. I live in orlando and this guy is supposed to world renowned on malabsorption disorders in general yet our visit lasted about 7 minutes!

Don't fret over the length of the visit. You got his attention, but he won't devote more time to you until he gets the results of the tests. THEN you can complain if he gives you only 7 minutes. Look at it this way -- those minutes he saved on that visit he can devote to someone who needs longer -- like you will on your post-testing visit :)

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Have you had your platelets checked? If you get low on platelets you can't clot properly and you'll bleed in odd ways. Thrombocytopenia it's called. It's just an idea...

Hope you find answers.

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I have thrombocytosis (high platelets) and have an autoimmune clotting condition in which I clot too well. I had a whole blood workup down in the hospital, the only thing they didn't was an EGD cause they figured do it outpatient cause the pathology for biopsies takes awhile ya know

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