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Got a call from the gastrointerologist today. He said the biopsy along with the labs conclude that I have Celiac Disease. Thanks everyone for your help
We are not a medical professionals so we cannot tell you what you are asking. Have you discussed it with your doctor? This inconclusive result is why people are told to stay on gluten until after testing. Your gut could have partially healed resulting in inconclusive results for CD which is what may be meant by "This finding is nonspecific, could be obsrved in treated malabsorption syndromes. "
I do concur with the comments of NormaMuriel.
You can still be gluten intolerant. From what I read from your results, you have some damage, just not enough to give a definitive diagnosis.
If it were me, I would consider it a notice that my health is on the line and a strict gluten free diet for life is necessary.
I again recommend reading www.glutensensitvity.net and in particular P12 of the theglutensyndrome.net/primer.pdf
Edited by: GFNOMAD at: 7/29/2009 (11:47)
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I agree - go with your gut!
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Not a clue, but I can tell you because you were on a gluten free diet at the time your test probably came back negative. I never bother to have the biopsy done, my blood test came back positive. Went GF and grateful for it.
Which begs the question, if the diet works for you and you know it, but the test are negative, do you listen to your gut (so to speak) and remain GF or do you believe the test start eating gluten and start feeling miserable for the rest of your life chasing down test after test to figure out what is wrong.
I vote go with your gut and screw the test results.
Edited by: NORMAMURIEL at: 7/29/2009 (11:43)
Here is the exact info from the report
Benign Duodenal Mucosa with MODERATE villous blunting and increased chronic inflammation of the Lamina propria.
The villous architecture is moderately blunted and the lamina propria expanded by an increased compliment of mononuclear cells, to include plasma cells. Acute cryptitis or neutrophils are not noted. Eosiophils are not a significant component of the infiltrate. While few, scattered intraepithelial lymphocytes are present, they are not substantially increaseed. This finding is nonspecific, could be obsrved in treated malabsorption syndromes. Clinical correlation will be required.
*** I started a gluten free diet three weeks prior to the biopsy. I have positive blood results when I started the diet.
DOES ANYONE KNOWWHAT THE BIOPSY MEANS, LOL
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