I am a 50 year old male who had completed my first colonoscopy. The procedure went flawless, they removed 2 polyps, and a biopsy of my upper intestent. Dr later said that my upper intestent had some signs of celiac. They did a blood draw to confirm their findings. They came back negative for celiac. My concern is ever since I have had the colonoscopy, I feel pain in an area where the upper intestent and the colon connect when I eat gluten. I had no known gluten sensitivity before the colonoscopy, but now I do. When I try to find answers for this issue, I have been unable to find a direct correlation between the colonoscopy and gluten sensitivity. So what is going on with my body? Is it temporary, or permanent? Thanks for any help in advance.
Given that I'm almost certain that Celiac disease is genetic in nature the odds of you catching it are around about zero. I'm happy to be corrected however.
"You must be born with the genetic predisposition to develop coeliac disease. The most important genes associated with susceptibility to coeliac disease are HLA DQ2 and HLA DQ8. Either one or both of these genes are present in the majority of people with coeliac disease." from celiac disease australia (not a URL).
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