Originally Posted by kw123
I had an endoscopy done today and the doctor said that under the microscope I had slight flattening of the villiin the duodenum. He was not sure if it was celiac or not and sent to pathology. Is it possible to have mild celiac? What are yor thoughts? I also have gastritis in the stomach.
Let me try to answer your question as best as I can. 2 of my children have CD. We found out that our youngest DD had it after watching her slowly waste away starting at 14 months. At first it was slight reflux. Then some bloating followed by chronic foul diareah( sp). By the time she was 18 months old~ she was 18 lbs. lathargic, had a huge belly, could not eat and what she could eat was puked up or it came out the other end as yellow foul foam. She would scream for hours at night. It took us 4 months, 2 ER visits and one specialist to find out that she had CD.
When we found out that she had CD we had our other children tested. As it turned out our 2nd DD had it as well( who was 5), but she did not have any of the symptoms that our youngest did.
The biopsy for our youngest showed villi atrophy( complete villi blunting~ie villi death). The biopsy of our 2nd DD showed villi blunting and intestional bleeding.
They both had gastritis.
You know how asthma affects some more strongly than others( some have to have breathing treatments several times a day while others have to have treatments only once in a while), CD is kind of like that.
If you have CD, you have it for life. Any amount of Gluten will do damage reguardless of how mild or extreeme your symptoms are. How sensitive you are to it will determine how much damage is done. Does that make sense?
If you are dignosed with CD, just pm me or post a message to me and I will give you a lot of info so you can have a head start.