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could my doctor diagnose celiac disease with a colonoscopy

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Probably not: Celiac disease can be diagnosed by small intestine biopsies, done through an endoscope through the mouth. Colonoscopy comes from the other end (the an ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No but it could: Rule out other problems that may mimic celiac disease.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: During colonoscopy, quite a number of physicians reach the terminal ileum, the last part of the small intestine. Celiac disease affects this part of t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience General Surgery
No, UPPER scope.: Which is called egd. A biopsy of the small bowel mucosa is confirmatory.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease is best diagnosed by colonoscopy with biopsy.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Gluten in diet: By having gluten in your diet, even in hidden sources that you might not be aware of, the diarrhea would be evidence to you that you have gluten in th ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hester
21 years experience Pediatrics
GI work ups..: Vary from dr to dr but most will check for antibodies against gluten which is a wheat protein. This involves bloodwork. The dr will also look for si ... Read More
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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
No single test: The diagnosis of IBD is a combination of clinical, endoscopic, biopsy and blood testing. The latter is not sensitive to use alone, but can be used to ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Shim
19 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Upper endoscopy will disclose candida of the mouth and esophagus. Candida almost never infects the colon. Of course you can have genital yeast infecti ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haresh Jhangiani
32 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: yes but need biopsy
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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adrienne Classen
27 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: If the correct test was done (measurement of IgA antibody to human recombinant TTG is recommended for initial testing for CD by NASPGHAN) and was nega ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Probably: Liver function studies, glucose and complete chemistry. Cholesterol panel. Maybe liver biopsy. Please see your gastroenterologist so you don't let you ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: Usually not. Celiac disease is symptomatic, however, exact symptoms may vary from person to person. Some symptoms can be very subtle, such as fatigue. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Celiac disease: Sometimes people with celiac disease may have no gastrointestinal symptoms at all. Celiac disease symptoms can also mimic those of other conditions, s ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, but ...: While your database is highly suggestive of a person at risk for celiac disease, the diagnosis still hinges on a diagnostic small bowel biopsy. Once ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Celiac disease: Because of the inflammation of your small intestines a test for celiac is in order.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Are you sure?: To my knowledge, there is no such diagnosis as "sclerosing mesenteritis." do you mean sclerosing cholangitis perhaps? You might want to again check w ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes, Can be: Crohn's disease is diagnosed through a combination of blood tests, endoscopy or imaging and biopsy. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclini ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Antiparietal cell: Not all B12 deficiency is due to pernicious anemia-autoimmune disease, antiparietal cell and antiintrinsic factor antibodies. Other rtests may be need ... Read More
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