Hi, I'm new to posting here and this is my first post.
I was diagnosed with hashimoto's (under-active thyroid) in 2004 and the doctor investigating at the time also found parietal cell antibodies (PCA) and sent me for an endoscopy to rule out pernicious anaemia and coeliacs. The endoscopy was normal and so a diagnosis of irritable gastritis (I think, from memory) was made with no follow up. This was about 17 years ago and I never really understood what parietal cell antibodies were but have been delving into my health recently and am now scared that I have autoimmune gastritis (not sure if this goes hand in hand with PCA) and my stomach lining could be destroyed but no-one over the years has suggested to do another endoscopy. I have always had issues with digestion, excess bloating, occasional stomach burning, but have only ever been referred to dieticians. I'm just wandering if someone has parietal cell antibodies, if you are meant to have regular endoscopy's to check the stomach? I have asked if I can get an appointment with my current doctor to ask for a referral to gastro