She has Medicade, she did see a GI specialist when she was young and he was the one who wanted to wait. At the time it made sense, but looking back now im kicking myself. I have considered getting tested also. I have had several scopes done due to stomach pain and they just said its gastritis. I had my galbladder removed but i still have very freguent "attacks". Not able to eat very much without blowing up like a baloon and im have bouts of diarrhea and constipation. Very confusing. She was tested several times for diabetes, but ger A1C levels were always boarderline. We still have ro check her sugars 2times daily. I just want to get it figured out. I guess i need to find a doctor for the both of us who will listen! :-(
It is so frustrating that a stereotype of "what is Celiac looks like" exists.
You are going to have to really push to get tested but if I were you, I would bring in a list of symptoms from this site or another where they list constipation as being a symptom. I would then plead with your doc and say, please just test us. If her blood work was positive as a baby, it will probably be positive again. Then get her biopsied. With kids, this is the best route because schools will provide her gluten free meals IF she is diagnosed. That is why for kids, if you can get a diagnosis it is much better.
Here is a link to the Wm K Warren Celiac Center in San Diego. They give a list of symptoms in kids: Celiac Center
But if you can't get them to listen.....
You may need to bag the entire thing as far as diagnosis and go gluten free. A diagnosis is not worth poor health. That is what I did. After 6 weeks gluten free my daughter is coming along nicely after years of illness. At her follow up last week, the GI was really pleased that she was feeling better and diagnosed her Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitive. I never gave her the Prilosec she prescribed and she doesn't need it. I guess what I am trying to say is that if you hit a stone wall in regard to a diagnosis and your daughter miraculously does better gluten free, the docs may say "wow, she can't eat gluten". Her blood sugars may stabilize as well (I would lay money on it).