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1/23/10 1:38 P

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thank you Distant Wings, it wasn't until I read your response that I saw "congested", I thought she wrote "ingested" - big difference and explain my answer.

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1/23/10 1:33 P

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Response is to LittleWhit1, the duodenum is the beginning of where the lactose is broken down before it passes into the ileum, as I understand. In your digestion, there is 22 feet of muscular process that your body goes through. It is hard to imagine such a process passes this length.

If you have been GF for a period of time, the villa may not be present and during the EGD, if a biopsy is performed, this may not show any signs of CD.

As far as congested, this is a medical term they used, even referring sometimes to a 'congested pelvis". Your physician and/or his ARNP are best to address any questions you have, without delay.

Here's to your Good Health.

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1/23/10 1:03 P

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I think you misunderstood your Dr. Duodenum is the beginning of the small intestine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duodenum If I remember correctly that is where they take the samples of your intestine to check for villi damage.

If you were GF before testing it can be negative because you need to eat gluten to cause the anti-bodies to form and damage to your villi.

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1/23/10 12:35 P

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Hello I am currently undergoing testing for celiac, but I have been gluten free already and have had a great response to the gf diet. My question is, I just had my EGD and one of the things my Dr said was that I had congested duodenum. Has anyone of you heard of this before and do you know is it related with celiac.

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