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Old 03-03-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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celiac question for endoscopy results

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.

 
Old 03-03-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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Re: celiac question for endoscopy results

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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.

 
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Re: celiac question for endoscopy results

Thanks for the reply. I will let you know my results.

 
Old 03-04-2008, 06:43 AM   #4
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Re: celiac question for endoscopy results

I just wanted to back up what Jen2be2 said. I have Celiac, but my side effects are not extreme. Growing up I "never felt right" I was tired and pale all the time, unfocused and withdrawn. My stomach always felt strange, and crampy, and/or bloated and I occasionally had problems with either mild constipation or the opposite, and often nauseous, even depressed (which is sometimes linked to Celiac.) But I was never ill enough to think anything was seriously wrong, never rushed to the hospital. It wasn't until I started having constant pains in my lower abdomen and constant headaches that we started getting some tests done. I found out through blood work that I had a Gluten Intolerance/Celiac Disease.

I was diagnosed when I was 19, now 24. I've learned that I can have a cookie or two and it won't give me any side effects... but it is still doing damage internally. I almost wish I had more severe side effects so I wouldn't "cheat' on the diet! I don't cheat often, but even once in a while is more than I should!!

Anyway.. even if eating a slice of toast doesn't seem to give you any problem, it is still effecting your insides negatively.. so it's best to always avoid gluten. I need to start listening to what I tell others!

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Re: celiac question for endoscopy results

This all has me so confused. I realized within the past couple of years that I can no longer eat pasta of any kind, and last night I ate some cheddar cheese covered pretzels and was in agony a couple hours after that until this morning. I still don't feel right. I was so bloated it looked like I was PG. I had the burps and felt like I might throw up, but I kept drinking water and didn't. It was a MISERABLE night! I find that I can eat buttered toast with no problems...but pizza can upset me bigtime, so I just eat the toppings and leave the crust alone. I'm not underweight and never have diahrrea. (sp) Can a person have a mild case of celiac disease? Are the bloodtests for this expensive?

P.S. I also recall as a child I would get nausea from smelling hotdish baking in the oven...and never have liked it. I used to get sick when I ate pork too. Cookies, cake, pie, etc... don't seem to bother me at all.
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Re: celiac question for endoscopy results

As far as your question on a "mild" case, from the earlier threads and what I have seen also, it appears as though the damage done to the body by gluten is pretty similar across the board, but symptoms and extreme symptons vary. I just learned about Celiac disease through this site researching symptons I've had for years, many symptoms, probably my whole life. I haven't been tested officially so I don't know how much it costs. But does anyone in your family have it? It is a genetic disorder, and I know my mother has it, even though I personally haven't been tested.
Thanks to everyone who posts on this board...you've helped me sooooooo much!

 
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Re: celiac question for endoscopy results

I have 5 siblings and they all love to eat wheat products...no one has ever complained about it, so apparently they don't have the same problem I do. Same with my parents, who are both gone now...they loved their bread and other starchy foods. Bread was eaten at almost every meal.
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Re: celiac question for endoscopy results

I have two sisters and gluten doesn't seem to bother them. My mother started doing the GF diet shortly after I was diagnosed, but that was her choice, not b/c she had to. She has said though that she feels better over all. We haven't tested any other family members but I'd bet anything that someone else in the bloodline has Celiac. My Grandfather had stomach ulcers and tumors that eventually killed him... who knows if CD aided in that.

 
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