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Doc Wants Me To Go To Gi Specialist


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#1 lilliexx

 
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Posted 19 October 2004 - 06:51 PM

I was just wondering if i should even bother going to a GI specialist. My doctor suggested this 2 months ago when i wasnt doing so good and has just now gotten around to the referal. I am now 3 months gluten-free and doing ALOT better. I only now have mild symptoms. I was never diagnosed as celiac ( i tested postive for gluten intolerence only)

I dont want to risk having the specialist put me back on gluten to test for celiac....

what do you guys think...?? Not eating gluten has seemed to help, so should i just stick to this and not go??

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 09:00 PM

If you've gone gluten-free then there is nothing for a GI to do for you. They will want to test you and the tests without a gluten challenge will mean nothing.

I'd stay gluten-free! If you feel better being gluten-free then by all means be gluten-free! :)
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 06:39 AM

Do you need the test results to feel better about going gluten-free? If you do, then see the gi doc. If you don't, then why waste your money and time?
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#4 lilliexx

 
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 03:26 PM

thats what i was thinking too.....but then i thought maybe i should make sure i dont have other health issues on top of my gluten intolerence. but i really dont think i do. the glutenfree diet seems to be working.
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Posted 20 October 2004 - 06:54 PM

Any test the g.i. will do involve a gluten challenge and lots of scopes. They like to put scopes in private places.

If you really think you want to know, try the genetic testing labs. Insurance covered some of the $ 750.00. Mine still came back negative. My daughter's test was positive and we react to the same meals, but I have the skin rash. Any test can have false negatives and false positives.
You have hurt your chances for having any of the gluten challenge tests to work at this point, and I wouldn't do it.
( A gluten challenge for my daughter to have a test landed her in the hospital for dehydration.)
Good luck with your decision.
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