I have a question. I had a endoscopy performed in May of '07. I was told by the gi doctor that he was certain that I have sprue (Celiac) because of the scalloping and flattened vila (sp?) that he saw during the procedure. He sent if off for a biopsy and told me to go on a cd diet. The biopsy came back positive for CD. So I stayed on the diet and went back to see him Sept/Oct '07. He did a blood test and called me and said it was "normal". When I went back for my check-up today he said he wanted to do another endoscopy in May (1 yr from my dx) because he wanted to confirm the CD and make sure things had healed and because he thought it was a little weird that my blood test was normal. I am a little confused as to the real purpose of having this test repeated again. Is he trying to tell me that I don't have CD because the blood test was normal? I thought my CD was confirmed when the biopsy came back positive. Can anyone enlighten me on this? I was under the impression that the blood test were not always accurate and that if you have been off gluten for a period of time, it will come back normal. Any comments would be appreciated.
I imagine your doctor wants to be sure that the damage in your small intestine has been repaired by you being on a strict 100% gluten free diet. He is not telling you that you are not a celiac. Many physiscians like to take a little peek to be sure that the body is healing and that the patient has been compliant with their diet. I don't know why your doc would be confused by your blood test, though. It should be normal if you are on the diet and well healed. That is strange. Good luck with the procedure!