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Pediatrician Won't Test For Celiac


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#16 mamaupupup

 
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:27 PM

I agree with frieze...in fact my husband and I are both outraged at how poorly doctors behave...I used the word "criminal" to describe this case.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:29 PM

I would more likely term it ignorance and/or willful negligence. :)
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 06:17 PM

agreed, mushroom! :) I was feeling very angry :angry:
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:55 PM

We did the exact same thing. My ped was fine with it because she said some people have it and dont even realize it. She said that 1st degree relatives need to get tested because of the risk of lymphoma , melanoma, and other cancers. My son had no symptoms either .... Sue enough his blood test was positive and according to biopsy results the GI believes he has had it for three years or so. I would find a different pediatrician. If you have insurance and they will pay for it, there is no reason why they couldn't do it.
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