Do Gi Docs Also Test For Allergies?
Posted 11 October 2004 - 08:11 AM
I'm still very new to this site but have learned so much from it already. I have my first appt. w/a GI doc this Thursday for my 1st set of Celiac tests. I think I have some sort of problem with wheat but am not sure if it's Celiac. I break out in hives and rashes a lot. I sometimes have stomach problems but think they may come from dairy. Anyway, I think I may have a wheat allergy rather than an intolerance but figured I'd get tested for everything.
Do GI docs test for allergies (like wheat and dairy) or should I try to go to some sort of allergy specialist for those?
Posted 11 October 2004 - 08:23 AM
Your GI doctor should be able to test you for celiac, lactose intolerance and some others, but for more specific testing, I'd go through York or see an Allergist.
Oh, one more thing... if you're looking into doing the York testing, you can ask your doctor to order it... maybe your GI would be open to that.
Posted 11 October 2004 - 09:03 AM
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Posted 11 October 2004 - 12:20 PM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 06:18 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 07:05 AM
I e-mailed it to my new GI doctor and he's looking into it. He's a really cool doctor. GI's deal so much with IBS, that I'm sure they'd like answers as well. It's worth talking with your doctor about.
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