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Has anyone had a gastroscopy??

Nikki999 Avatar
7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
Hi,

Im hoping someone can help..

In June last yr I had a upper endoscopy (to look for an ulcer mostly - an explanation into my stomach pains). The doctor at the time said all was normal.
But I didnt know until last night, upon looking at my discharge papers, that a biopsy was done at the same time.. My Gp told me today that the biopsy was 'all clear'

My Gp suspects I could be gluten intolerant (am hoping Im not, gluten is in just about everything.. I can see me ending up hungry and skint!).

Im having a blood test.. but wouldnt the gluten intolerance have been picked up during the biopsy last yr, or does it need to be said by my Gp in the first place 'test for gluten intolerance' (do multiple biopsies) or something!?
Am I going to be having a second camera down to comfirm if these results come back positive (I so hope not!)?

(Ringing the hospital is no good as they'll have filed my records away by now, Ive been told this in the past).

My Gp isnt very helpful either.

Does anyone know please??


Nikki.
Nikki999 Avatar
7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
I would not think that a gluton intolerance test would involve a biopsy Although I'm not 100% sure best to google it?
#2
m8 they will take 2nd part duodenum biopsies to confirm what is called coeliac disease /gluten intolerant a blood test can be done also just to verify/ confirm the result , if we were looking into the stomach re the referal of abdominal pain; then normally only biopsies would be taken for a clo test or if any abnormality noted ( sorry clo test picks up an urea enzyme called helicobactor) that can cause abdo pain and ulceration

singer
#3
if i can help anymore gimme a pm , as to talk about your med situation shouldnt be disclosed willy nilly , oh sorry i should explain im gastroenterologist

singer
#4
singer
m8 they will take 2nd part duodenum biopsies to confirm what is called coeliac disease /gluten intolerant a blood test can be done also just to verify/ confirm the result , if we were looking into the stomach re the referal of abdominal pain; then normally only biopsies would be taken for a clo test or if any abnormality noted ( sorry clo test picks up an urea enzyme called helicobactor) that can cause abdo pain and ulceration

singer


Thanks for that:thumbsup:
I just remembered (dunno why it only just came to me!?!) that at the time he said he would test for H Pylori, that came back clear.. Id already done the breath test anyway.

..Great.. the thought of that camera again:cry:

Thanks again :)
#5
no probs im sure you will do fine , if you are coeliac disease confirmed sainsbury and tesco have a very large amount of gluten free products now and morrisons are catchin up i think

singer
#6
Singer,
seeing as youre so helpful.. I dont suppose you know how long it would take to get the results back for the gluten intolerance test?

Ta x.
#7
Firstly we have a right to be referred to a consultants clinic of our choice so i suggest you research and find a good gastroenterologist consultant at an accessible hospital and ask your gp to refer.

Stomach pain can have various causes and there are various exploratory tests for a patient to take and much depends on the symptoms.

A biopsy showing clear is good news and discounts cancer and the suchlike

Blood tets will reveal any other causes including allergies but there are other tests i.e.mri scan (this is a sectional x ray that slicesw up pictures of the area of pain)-Barium meal (a chalky drink which you drink and then they take an x ray to ssee if there are any obstructions)

You cannot be doctor and patient therefore it is best to go through each test recommended and await a proper diagnosis.

I cannot emphasise enough that you should seek to be referred to a good clinic for investigation as depending on symptoms it could be as simple as stress/ulcer or alergy to the more difficult conditions .All in all nothing to worry about as the above tests are painless but
you should get to the source of the problem. Good luck rgds

P.S. a gastroscopy will probably not be necessary as this may come later on if the clinic cannot identify the cause.It is also painless as they put you in dysneyland during the investigation and the worst is a slightly sore throat :thumbsup:
#8
No need to panic hun, I was diagnosed over 5 years ago after a gastro exam and having gallstones removed. Loads of places do gluten and wheat free foods.....although I cook from fresh most of the time. None of my mates or family notice the difference when using gluten free flour. Only thing I missed was bread but now have a breadmaker so make fresh most days when I need it plus Sains do some great foccacio and ciabatta rolls. Great for a bacon and egg butty.

Keeps me looking trim and I only ever get a bloat or feel lethargic when some wheat or gluten sneaks in when I'm eating out. Salad dressings are a nightmare so I always ask for it on the side.

Good luck x if you want any more info feel free to PM
#9
A biopsy showing clear is good news and discounts cancer and the suchlike

''Blood tets will reveqal any other causes ( that is so not true ...but there are other tests i.e.mri scan (this is a sectional x ray that slicesw up pictures of the area of pain)-Barium meal (a chalky drink which you drink and then they take an x ray to ssee if there are any obstructions)''
hi im sorry but the above statement isnot entirely true and clear , if the biopsy is clear it does not give a clear of cancer it may be that just the biopsy was not took deep enough ( wonder where they got their info) an mri scan costs infinitly more than a gastroscopy trust me i know i have booked many in )

ok nikki , and sorry i dont mean to cause concern when i say the above .
so a gastroscope is most probably done first regarding viewing with the naked eye and an opportunity to take biopsies in one go , instead of having a barium and cant take biopsies so scope really is probs my first med investigation in 99 percent of patients


hi nikki if it was a blood test to detect gluten intolerance usually 4 days is more than enough time if you talking biopsies that depends on the lab at the hospital usually it is abput 10 days regarding finding result and been sent to gp .
if you need anythin else nikki gimme a shout
singer
banned#10
Hm.
I'd say not totally painless, more like a little uncomfortable.
I had the dubious pleasure of them doing me at both ends on my birthday last week.
I did cause a laff in the recovery ward after, when everyone was farting by saying "This is like the campfire scene in Blazing Saddles". :-D
#11
cheers choc m8 for the added info
thanks singer
#12
[QUOTE=singer]A biopsy showing clear is good news and discounts cancer and the suchlike


hi im sorry but the above statement isnot entirely true and clear , if the biopsy is clear it does not give a clear of cancer it may be that just the biopsy was not took deep enough ( wonder where they got their info) an mri scan costs infinitly more than a gastroscopy trust me i know i have booked many in )

ok nikki , and sorry i dont mean to cause concern when i say the above .
so a gastroscope is most probably done first regarding viewing with the naked eye and an opportunity to take biopsies in one go , instead of having a barium and cant take biopsies so scope really is probs my first med investigation in 99 percent of patients


Nikki has already had a biopsy and a deeper one would not happen unless other investigations failed.

After the blood rsults a gastroscopy msy well be a first option depending on the consultant since nikki has already had an upper scope done.Mri is expensive but available dependent on findings and as i have stated this depends on the symptoms.As for where this comes from it is from years of personal experience as a patient and i have had the lot .A scope was not the first option although i concede that time has moved on and this may take place earlier now as cost has dropped,however,when i went thru this a barium meal was the cheapest and first option.Overall as i stated a lot depends on symptoms and the consultant but usually the simple tests are done first .My point to nikki was that there are a lot of tests that could be employed which will go in sequence and the blood tests would reveal any allergy.,however,should the cause be not be identified then other exploratory examinations are not daunting or unduly painful ,therefore a clear initial biopsy is good news.Rgds
P.S. The most important thing for nikki is to get a good clinic and consultant
#13
'P.S. The most important thing for nikki is to get a good clinic and consultant'

of course it is i agree totally i am talking of present time diagnosis now not years ago when you had one , she had it a year ago ,
she had a scope done for abdominal pain not for weight loss vomitting which can be indicative ot coeliac disease
further biopsies and not just one from same area would be taken and deeper ones to confirm poor uptake in the second part duodenum to confirm coeliac disease

thanks
nikki im sure you be ok and hope it all goes well

end of from me
singer
#14
"of course it is i agree totally i am talking of present time diagnosis now not years ago when you had one , she had it a year ago ,"


"she had a scope done for abdominal pain not for weight loss vomitting which can be indicative ot coeliac disease[/U][/B]
further biopsies and not just one from same area would be taken and deeper ones to confirm poor uptake in the second part duodenum to confirm coeliac disease."
Present day diagnosis does instigate a gastroscopy and biopsies as a first step in the majority dependent on the symptoms and which nikki has already had done

Where in this post are the above symptoms mentioned by nikki or me ?Nikki asked if further biopsies would be necessaty if the results of the blood test came back positive and the answer is not necessarily as it depends on the results which will determine the next course of action /tests as I stated above
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