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Could My Doctor Diagnose Celiac Disease With A Colonoscopy
Can a small bowel series diagnose Chrone's , Gastroparesis and Dumping syndrome? I know celiac disease has a blood test but it is a possible also.
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
Blood, stool, ?scope: A history and physical exam will be most important. They will very likely start with blood tests. Often they get stool tests which can take a few days to come back. Based on all of this data they will decide on whether your child needs an endoscopy or colonoscopy which is a direct look in the bowels with a small camera. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 assist in differentiating Crohn's from Ulcerative Colitis. Perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (pANCA) have been identified in some patients with UC and anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibodies (ASCA) have been found in Crohn's pts. ...Read more
Is it possible for a toddlers blood test to be negative for celiac disease but upon endoscopy or colonoscopy be found to indeed have celiac disease?
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 negative, AND if a child has chronic diarrhea or failure to thrive OR if they have selective IgA deficiency or a + family hx of CD, a biopsy might be recommended. Consult with a pediatric GI physician if this is the case. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 the small intestine, so the physician can see the changes in the lining of the gut and confirm the diagnosis with biopsies taken from that area. ...Read more
Unlikely, but ...: Not impossible. Subclinical celiac can have few or non-traditional symptoms such as migraines, reflux, abdominal pain, ect... Celiac involvement can be patchy and skip areas, so it is possible to miss it on biopsy. Talk about celiac blood testing with you physician to completely rule out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an egd with duodenal biopsies to test for celiac.My doctor only took 2 biopsies.Is that enough to be able to tell if I have celiac or not?
Yes it is: Enough to diagnose celiac.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I have an elevated transglutaminase iga, hypothyroidism, and a mother with celiac disease. Is the likelihood that I have celiac disease.?
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 the diagnosis is secure, a gluten-free diet should then result in a drop in tissue transglutaminase titer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia and inflammation of the small intestines, now had bloods done for celiac disease why is this ?
My GI dr thinks I have sclerosing mesenteritis based on the results of 2 CT scans. Does a biopsy have to be done for a true diagnosis?
Is there a specific blood test to diagnose pernicious anemia? I have a family history. My doctor told me I have borderline B12 deficiency.
Pernicious anemia: Yes your doctor can run a battery of tests including a cbc, peripheral blood smear, a serum b 12 level, and a reticulocyte count. These usually will help to diagnose the condition. Sometimes methylmalonic acid and homocysteine levels will be drawn to help with the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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