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  1. I completely agree. It has been very confusing. I live in a pretty rural area so I don’t have many options as far as doctors. I could go to a larger city center but I checked and it will be months before I can be seen. I think my current doctor just isn’t well versed in celiac unfortunately. My ...
  2. Just an update to not leave anyone wondering. 😜 They moved my follow up appointment because the doctor ordered a small bowel series and they want me to do that before I see him. So I haven’t gone in for biopsy results yet. I asked the nurse and she said there was no cancer and that the report read...
  3. My primary care is calling the lab this morning to find out what samples were submitted. I left a message at the GIs office as well. As a random side note...anyone else wake up with a swollen traumatized lip after EGD? My lower lip on the right is all swollen and painful with ulcerations...
  4. The report lists all the findings for the EGD. then on the next line lists findings for the sigmoidoscopy and states “samples were obtained from the mucosal lining of the colon and submitted to pathology. “ I’m really hoping it’s just a mistake too!!
  5. Ok....hold up. I just looked in my handy online portal and it shows a procedure report. It states biopsies were taken of my colon but doesn’t say any were taken of my duodenum!!! I even specifically confirmed with the doctor minutes before my procedure that he would be taking at least 6 biopsies t...
  6. Good to know!! The pictures don’t look like he had tons of magnification or anything. My colon looks quite clean so brownie points for doing a good prep at 4 this morning. 🤣🤣. I see him Tuesday to go over biopsy results so we shall see. I’m assuming at this point I can ditch gluten right? 😃😃
  7. Update- Had my EGD and sigmoidoscopy this morning. Everything looked normal on exam. Hmph. 🤔 The doctor said he took 6 biopsies so I will get those results next week. It’s looking like this testing isn’t going to give me an answer. He said he’s ordering a small bowel series. Sounds fun. 😝 ...
  8. Hi! These types of tests can be really confusing to interpret on your own. Will you be seeing your doctor soon to go over these? I believe the “cytoplasmic” result just refers to where in the cell there was evidence of binding to antigens. In other words, it has to do with which part of the...
  9. There is nothing more discouraging and maddening then being dismissed when you know something is wrong. I think often the medical world doesn’t want to be bothered with patients who have symptoms that don’t neatly fit into a simple diagnosis. They don’t want to spend the time or put in the effor...
  10. you guys are the best!! I so appreciate the encouragement. I did get a call finally from the GI office and they have me scheduled AGAIN for next week with an anesthesiologist. So I have to do the prep again which sounds amazingly fun but I can suck it up and eat gluten for 5 more days.
  11. Thank you for your kind words. I’m emotionally drained and discouraged. I feel like it was a mistake to even try and get my strange GI symptoms diagnosed. Maybe it is all in my head and I’m just crazy. I’m tired of having to explain myself over and over and having nobody take me seriously. This ...
  12. So I did my prep, my husband took the day off work and I went in for my endoscopy this morning only to be told they have to reschedule me!! I’m so frustrated and mad. I made a point of telling the doctor at my first appointment that I’ve had Versed in the past and it doesn’t work well for me. ...
  13. I made it to the last day of gluten! Yay!!!!!! My endo is tomorrow morning and I’m so nervous. But I’m happy to be done eating gluten tonight at 10 pm. 😜👍 I really hope I finally get some answers!