This is such a fantastic resource, thank you! I'm hoping someone can make some sense out of my current situation!
OK, so my symptoms are SO consistent with celiac, however it wasn't on my radar at all until my GI finally had me go through an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy a few weeks ago to help figure out what was going on. Biopsy results came back as follows:
"Duodenal mucosa, with focal mild partial villous atrophy (effacement), mild crypt hyperplasia and moderate to marked increase in intraepithelial lymphocytes consistent with celiac disease (in the appropriate setting)."
When these results came back, I got a call from his office saying that I had a positive celiac biopsy, but that I had go get blood work done and follow up with him in a few weeks. I had the blood work done, and got the call a few days ago that all of my blood work came back "normal". The person on the phone said "your blood work is normal, you don't have celiac, but follow up with the doctor as scheduled".
My appointment is next week, so I'm very curious to hear what my doctor has to say, but I'm just curious based on all I've read out there... Would normal blood work really rule out celiac completely if the biopsy was positive? Should I be getting a second opinion from a celiac specialist?