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If I was tested for celiac disease when I had an EGD does that mean I have zero problems with gluten? Or could I still have a sensitivity?

If I was tested for celiac disease when I had an EGD does that mean I have zero problems with gluten? Or could I still have a sensitivity?

Complex issue: You can have evidence of a gluten intolerance (increased transglutaminase IgA and gliadin-transglutaminase Complex IgA) picked up on by specialized labs.This abnormality can be found in the absence of a positive biopsy for celiac which is more reflective of the severity of the problem.Although living gluten free can be hard, for many it is worth the effort. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance but does this mean I have celiac disease?

I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance but does this mean I have celiac disease?

Celiac is autoimmune: An intolerance is different from an autoimmune disease. Celiac is an autoimmune disease where antibodies attack the lining of the intestines. In both cases, you will stay away from wheat gluten, but they are not the same process. You can be tested for celiac by a blood test and an endoscopic biopsy. ...Read more

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If endo tested me for celiac's disease and i had normal blood results, does it mean i can eat foods with gluten without problems?

If endo tested me for celiac's disease and i had normal blood results, does it mean i can eat foods with gluten without problems?

Depends: In order for the gluten test to be reliable, you have to be ingesting gluten. If this was the case, then the question would be whether you are allergic to wheat or not. There is some concern that despite the absence of celiac disease, some people may still have symptoms from it (Nonceliac gluten intolerance). If you have problem from gluten, then avoid it regardless of the test result. ...Read more

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I was told i might have ibd based on biospy and colonoscopy/endo. But i never had diarrhea or bloody stools? Can it be something else?

I was told i might have ibd based on biospy and colonoscopy/endo. But i never had diarrhea or bloody stools? Can it be something else?

Yes: But you must have had some symptoms for your GI specialist to recommend these tests. Sometimes blood tests can tell whether or not you have crohns's disease or ulcerative colitis (but not always). Ibd is sometimes a clinical diagnosis, based upon your symptoms alone. ...Read more

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What to do if I had ulcerative colitis, but now I'm worried that I might have Crohn's disease.?

What to do if I had ulcerative colitis, but now I'm worried that I might have Crohn's disease.?

Takes time: It is actually rather common for UC patients to find out they actually have crohns. Maybe up to 10% have this problem. This takes time--maybe even years to fully sort out for some. Many of the medications are useful in both so this is usually not the main issue. Surgical options are different however. Keep having regular discussions with your GI doctor about this ...Read more

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An indoscopy showed i may have celiac disease .. How often would u get diarrhea with celiac disease?

An indoscopy showed i may have celiac disease .. How often would u get diarrhea with celiac disease?

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 the diet. It can be from cross contamination in restaurants, or in factors that use wheat to coat food products so they dont stick to the conveyor belt and dont list it as an ingredient in the food. It all is dose dependent and very individual. ...Read more

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My Gastroenterologist thinks I may have Crohn's disease. I have most of the symptoms except diarrhea. Is it still possible? Scheduled for a colonoscop

My Gastroenterologist thinks I may have Crohn's disease. I have most of the symptoms except diarrhea. Is it still possible?
Scheduled for a colonoscop

Crohn's disease.: it is certainly possible to have Crohn's disease without diarrhea. It is an important diagnosis to pin down if present, especially because there are much better treatments to control it these days. If your gastroenterologist believes you should have a colonoscopy to rule this out, you should proceed as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would I have to have a colonoscopy after being diagnosed with diverticulitis via CT scan?

Why would I have to have a colonoscopy after being diagnosed with diverticulitis via CT scan?

Possibly: It depends some on your age and past history. Diverticulitis, an infection of the colon, can sometimes show a lot of thickening on ct scan. That can be hard to tell if the infection caused the swelling, or if a tumor is causing the thickening. It is common to recommend a colonoscopy several weeks after the diverticulitis had healed, if you have not already had one. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have celiac disease if you have positive biopsy yet negative DQ2/DQ8? I have fasciculations and they stop when i don't eat gluten.

Is it possible to have celiac disease if you have positive biopsy yet negative DQ2/DQ8? I have fasciculations and they stop when i don't eat gluten.

Yes: Biopsy is the gold standard and your history is totally compatible with gluten intolerance. If gluten bothers you, you need to avoid it regardless of the test results. The above are just genetic markers and many people with these markets do not have gluten intolerance at all. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. I had an upper GI endoscopy done and now have diarrhea, which i did not have before. Should i be worried?

I was diagnosed  with gastroparesis.  I had an upper GI endoscopy done and now have diarrhea, which i did not have before.  Should i be worried?

Abnormal: Go back and see the doctor who performed the endoscopy and describe what is taking place. They should be able to figure things out. ...Read more

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So then I'm wondering if I have Celiac Disease with my Anxiety, or could I have Celiac Disease with Anxiety?

So then I'm wondering if I have Celiac Disease with my Anxiety, or could I have Celiac Disease with Anxiety?

See your Dr: Whichever came first, treat both. There is often a connection with our mind and body. If you get your celiac under control, it will help your anxiety. If you deal with your anxiety, it will help you feel better. See your PCP or Gastroenterologist for your celiac and a therapist for your anxiety. ...Read more

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If I have been diagnosed with diverticulitis by CT scan do I need a colonoscopy?

Possibly: It depends some on your age and past history. Diverticulitis, an infection of the colon, can sometimes show a lot of thickening on ct scan. That can be hard to tell if the infection caused the swelling, or if a tumor is causing the thickening. It is common to recommend a colonoscopy several weeks after the diverticulitis had healed, if you have not already had one. ...Read more

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I was told I have IBS but another doctor says I need a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy asap, should I be worried as I have most of bowl cancer symptoms?

I was told I have IBS but another doctor says I need a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy asap, should I be worried as I have most of bowl cancer symptoms?

Impossible to say...: Given the very limited information you've provided, it's impossible to speculate as to cause. You have not told us the acuity, severity, extent, circumstances, accompaniments, or exact location of your pain (if any), nor what tests have been accomplished and what was ruled out. Please return to your physician(s) and proceed with further evaluation so a fix for your symptom(s) can be identified. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, but now i'm worried that i might have Crohn's disease, can't that happen?

Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, but now i'm worried that i might have Crohn's disease, can't that happen?

Unlikely: Cd can affect any portion of the GI tract from mouth to anus, uc only affects the rectum and large intestine. Cd can extend through the full thickness of the tract lining - creating holes, infection, or connections to adjacent organs, uc is limited to the lining of the colon. Differentiating can be tough when the rectum and colon are affected by cd. A gastroenterologist should be able to help. ...Read more

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I have the disease ulcerative colitis and I am wondering if pregnancy is possible with this disease?

Yes: Many patients with uc become pregnant with little difficulty, and have an uneventful pregnancy and delivery. Patients who have had abdominal or pelvic surgery do have a lower rate of fertility, but fertility specialists can help. Discuss the options of vaginal delivery vs. C-section with your doctors, especially if you have or are a candidate for a pelvic pouch surgery for your uc. ...Read more

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I was told i can't have sjogrens an Crohn's disease. My scopes come back fine but yet I have a low b12. Can I have crohns?

I was told i can't have sjogrens an Crohn's disease. My scopes come back fine but yet I have a low b12. Can I have crohns?

Not necessarily: There are many reasons for B12 deficiency. It can be as simple as being a vegetarian. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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