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Sgoldie

Member Since 19 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 26 2011 08:28 AM
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Tucson Gi/pediatric Celiac Doctors

19 December 2011 - 07:30 AM

Help!

My mom was diagnosed with Celiac. Now my daughter has been having stomach problems since she was a baby, and has had some strange food cravings, such as sneaking flour and eating it dry by the fistful. She had a negative growth chart, severe constipation, reflux, and bacteria and fungal overgrowth in her small intestines, but tested negative for Celiac at the age of 4. The test also showed she was low in iron.

For several years her symptoms improved. Her growth chart moved into the 10th percentile and stayed there. Her constipation was manageable with Senakot, and her stomach pain lessened.

This summer her stomach pain returned with a vengeance. It occurred more often, and was followed by severe vomiting. We placed her on a gluten-free diet, and then tested her for Celiac. Again, the test came back negative, but her vomiting has lessened substantially. It could be Celiac. It could be something else.

We are at a complete loss, and desperate to help her. Can anybody recommend a good GI, pediatric doctor in Tucson?