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I have negative celiac blood test and no IgA deficiency but biopsy shows chronic non-specific duodenitis and celiac symptoms are present.Need help.
Be more specific: If IgA tTG was negative, there is a very little chance that you have celiac disease. However, other conditions may mimic gluten-sensitivity and some people may actually be allergic to wheat itself causing similar symptoms. The biopsy findings should be quite specific for gluten intolerance. What actually are your symptoms? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two years of suffering. Lymphadenopathy, abnormal stools, gi/bladder symptoms. Painful bloating. Had biopsy/pet CT negative last yr.Any ddx ideas?
DDx: The differential diagnosis (ddx) of lymphadenopathy (lad) is broad. See this article from dr habermann and colleagues especially table 3 and work with a physician to evalute the probabilities and possibilities... http://www.matheny.info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.pdf. ...Read more
Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?
Colon problems: Since the illnesses you mentioned in your question are all different, it sounds as though your problem really hasn't been diagnosed yet at all. If you are still having problems, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen one and still can't sort this out, get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist. These diseases are not mysteries! Keep going until you feel better. ...Read more
No chrons symptoms but colonoscopy shows Crohn's after possible e coli infection am i misdiagnosed with crohns? Colonoscopy after pain, apendicitis
Lots of issues...: ...In your question: crohn's, infection, pain, appendicitis, ; question of colonoscopy results. To answer your primary concern--that of crohn's, be assured the presumptive diagnosis can be clarified if granulomas are found on your colon biopsies ; your asca blood level is elevated. To address your other issues, please call your doctor who performed your testing ; knows you best. Good health--. ...Read more
Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more
? resistance ?: This term has no meaning to me and I have no reason to believe it has anything to do with anxiety. If you have specific test results that suggest gluten sensitivity or food allergy you can describe it in a new question.We cannot see prior questions or uploads on the public site. You are welcome to start over & better describe the issues you are working with. ...Read more
Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?
What else can cause intermittent lymphedema, musc and joint pain, fatigue x 10 yrs. HIV neg, ANA neg.
Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating, diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?
Ct showed patchy colitis, colonosc. Norm. I have bouts severe pain, alter. Const. & diarr., nausea. Gi doesn't think crohns. Other possibilities?
Your GI specialist c: Did you not ask this question to your GI specialist? From your medical story, you may have irritable bowel syndrome(ibs)...Your GI doctor can help you control it. But you also need to practice a healthy/more relaxed life style as stress can be the cause of such symptoms too. Ct scan is not a reliable test for diagnosis of any kind of colitis, ....So forget this report, if possible good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had many negetive GI test. Fat malabsorption/pots/no reynards syndrome no skin problems back inflammation. ? Sclerederma, ibs, ankylosing spondylitis?
Spondyloarthropathy: Sero negative spondyloarthropathy is a possibity. Shares many features symptomatically with as, but without hla-b27 positive. If your back pain is associated with sacroiliac pain (buttock pain to back of thigh, maybe groin, but not past knee) then it would be suspect. This is one if those cases where specialist eval would help. Rheumatology is best suited for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few bouts of bloody diarrhea (new). Stool culture & EGD neg. Colonoscopy biopsy (nonspecific colitis). IBD lab pos. for Crohn's. Cause ideas?
Can esophagitis cause symptoms of gallbladder disease; ruq pain & nausea? Had multiple tests hida (ef 95%), us, endo & biopsy. Dr thinks esophagitis.
Had tight chest, dizziness, nausea, fatigue etc for 2 months...Some dysautonomia. Bloods normal except ANA of 1:320 speckled, lupus tests neg. Ideas?
Ganglionopathy?: This could be due to autoimmune ganglionopathy which is inflammation of the autonomic ganglia. This may occur following a viral infection or in association with an underlying connective tissue disease such as lupus which may or may not fully manifest itself. You need autonomic testing and anti-neuronal antibodies for evaluation. The condition is treatable with steroids and immunosuppression. ...Read more
Yes: It is possible, and in many cases patients will have different manifestations before even GI symptoms present themselves. ...Read more
Can't guess: Without knowing ANY of your history, symptoms, physical findings or lab tests, I don't know that you have anything except a concern that you have something that involves your abdomen. Either discuss with your physician or give us a bunch more information to work off of. Please don't guess or surf internet to try and solve chronic abdominal pain - it could be serious and/or cured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibility of having scleroderma w/ negative scl-70 & negative anti-centromere antibodies?no raynauds,but bad GERD w/ PPI's not workin, I have lupus
History / physical: Scleroderma is diagnosed on history and physical exam. Without Raynaud's, it's unlikely. The labs aren't altogether sensitive. I'd address the GERD as a separate issue, and continue as you're probably already doing keeping a close eye on your lupus as a proactive patient. Best wishes. ...Read more