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I'm new to this forum and wanted to ask some advice if anyone is able to help me.
To cut a long story really short I've been having a lot of gastro problems for about 6 years along with a lot of other symptoms and issues, some of which i've sorted (diagnosed lactose intolerant, small intestinal bacteria overgrowth, underactive thyroid) and others just seem to be ongoing.
Last year I was tested for Celiac Disease, the results of which came back negative - however I was not told by my GP at the time that I needed to have been consuming Gluten for the test to be a true result, i then realised I had eliminated gluten for about 3 months so it's no surprise I guess that the test was negative.
Since then i've been eating more gluten and have started to feel quite unwell at times, it was recommended that I have a retest for Celiac Disease, i've got the blood test in the next few days. I've been eating a heavy gluten filled diet for 8 weeks to make sure it is in my system (and feeling pretty awful at times)
I wanted to ask if I need to continue eating Gluten after having the blood test done and whilst i'm waiting for the results to come back in case I need to have an endoscopy? Or if I stop eating gluten after the blood test will an endoscopy still show the damage from Celiac disease?
If anyone is able to give any advice that would be so much appreciated
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