My GI specialist wants to do an endoscopy for celiac disease. However, since I went gluten free before being tested, will this work? I've been gluten free about 6 years. Will the villi be scarred due to years of no treatment? Or will the villi be recovered fully from being gluten free for several years? I know the villi recover eventually but I don't know if they are still damaged but functional.
I also have endometriosis and when no one was able to diagnose me, I went gluten free out of desperation. While it did not help with the severe pain (at first) it did help me gain some weight. The next year after going gluten free I was finally diagnosed and operated for endometriosis. I remained gluten free and now it is helping me. I don't know if the test would be worth it, if it showed the past effects of celiac, or if it would be negative? I still plan to remain gluten free as it has helped tremendously. But I would also like to know, as several relatives have had digestive issues and never tested.
I've also been told I have endometriosis on my bowels but don't know how much. Would an endoscopy show any endometriosis damage too?