Posted 4/24/2014 11:51 AM (GMT -8)
Hi all, I was wondering if someone can help me in interpreting my EGD biopsy results from 2 weeks ago. My doc just called me yesterday and has asked me to stay away from wheat, milk and related products. Quite honestly, I am a bit shocked.
Feb 2014: Celiac Lab came back as negative in all categories but in my IBD expanded profile showed the ALCA was high with everything else in range.
April 2014: Biopsy reads as follows "Duodenal mucosa including bulb mucosa with brunners glands, showing elongated villous architecture. There is a mild increase in the inter epithelial T Cells (CD3) in duodenal epithelium. Gastric Metaplasia not seen in duodenal epithelium". I do have Vitamin B-12 and D deficiency for which I get blood work done every 6 months. This is a common deficiency in my country of origin.
What does the above biopsy report mean? Is this a cause for concern? Do i need to go on a gluten free diet? I don't have ongoing symptoms on bloating etc...
I have had 5 EGD's since 2005...almost every 2 yrs or so...nothing has ever come up...my last EGD before the one this April, was in Aug 2012...clean report.
Looking forward to your valuable input.