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Tracy McGuinness posted a topic in Post Diagnosis, Recovery & Treatment of Celiac Diseasehi all, i am a newbie on here and still a bit confused about the hole thing! i suffered with constipation and tiredness for a long time and put on weight real easy even tho i eat really healthy! i went to the doctor on numberous occasions and they always told me to drink more water! eat more fruit and veg! anyway long story short a new doctor suggested doing a blood test for wheat and sure enough, it came back high! TTG 150 +,, i was shocked to say the least, so i was booked in for a gastro and colon test.... However, the person doing the gastro test asked me a few questions of what i was in for and why the test, i told her for coeliac and she asked about symptoms, told her mine and she told me in a near condescending way that thats not coeliac symptoms and kinda laughed at me and shock her head! at the time i didnt realise my bloods where high or did not know much about the blood results or the hole thing really! When she finished she said just as i though they look normal, i felt a bit stupid as i was half drugged too! Anyway, 4 weeks later i went for my colon test and the doctor (a different one) asked me a few questions again!! i was reluctant to say i was being tested for coeliac and i had a gastro test a couple of weeks before hand, he pulled out the file and had a look through it and said, yes you arecoeliac,,, not sure how this happened or why i wasnt told properly or even what happens next??? now this was only last week. Has anyone else had my symtoms?? alot of people i spoke to seem to have the opposite effect?? and if so, has the diet made a difference to them? How, long did it take? and will this tiredness go away!! Anyway thanks in advance!!
Scand J Gastroenterol. 2002 Sep;37(9):1054-6. Related Articles, Links Celiac.com 08/27/2004 – The following abstract demonstrates the importance of follow up exams with your doctor, and also the importance of regular colon screenings for those with celiac disease. BACKGROUND: Coeliac disease and colorectal neoplasia are both common, present most often in patients over 40 and cause similar symptoms. Greater awareness and early use of serological tests have improved the diagnosis of coeliac disease, but raise the concern that co-existing colorectal neoplasia may be missed. This study assessed the prevalence of colorectal neoplasia among patients with coeliac disease diagnosed after the age of 40 who presented with altered bowel habit or iron deficiency. METHODS: All patients meeting the above criteria underwent colonoscopy unless this or barium enema had been performed shortly before. RESULTS: Of 69 patients with coeliac disease undergoing colonoscopy, 7 (10%) had colon neoplasia: 5 had tubulovillous polyps, and 2 had carcinoma. The prevalence figures for coeliac patients undergoing colonoscopy with iron deficiency and altered bowel habit alone were 11% (5 of 47) and 10% (2 of 22), respectively None of a further 13 who had undergone previous colon investigation (all by barium enema) had neoplasia, although these were probably a selected population. The seven patients with colorectal neoplasia had not reported rectal bleeding. The prevalence of colorectal neoplasia was not significantly higher than in two series of non-coeliac patients undergoing colonoscopy for investigation of iron deficiency (12%) or altered bowel habit (8%). CONCLUSIONS: There is a high prevalence of colorectal neoplasia among older patients with coeliac disease who present with iron deficiency or altered bowel habit, though this is no higher than for non-coeliac patients with these presentations. The possibility of dual pathology should be considered and excluded by colon investigation.