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Should I request a panel for my kid?

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So I'm waiting biopsy results, no blood panel for me yet(will call my GI tomorrow). I'm wondering if I should go ahead and request a panel for my daughter. Backstory on her is- has multiple health issues including JIA (autoimmune arthritis for kids) now in remission. She has been to the pedi numerous times for stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. They give her GERD meds and have checked h.pylori via blood test(negative). No other testing. We are always told it's just reflux or it's just anxiety or whatever. She has a history of weight gain and is technically overweight, but not much. Her eating habits never changed. She has a hump on her back (was told poor posture and weight gain caused it. No testing except thyroid which was fine). She vomits after meals at times(for example a couple of weeks ago we ate out at a restaurant and she had to stop mid meal to go vomit. Not the first time). Should I wait on my biopsy to come back or request a panel now? I've been pushing for a GI referall but keep getting denied. 

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6 minutes ago, Hatbox121 said:

So I'm waiting biopsy results, no blood panel for me yet(will call my GI tomorrow). I'm wondering if I should go ahead and request a panel for my daughter. Backstory on her is- has multiple health issues including JIA (autoimmune arthritis for kids) now in remission. She has been to the pedi numerous times for stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. They give her GERD meds and have checked h.pylori via blood test(negative). No other testing. We are always told it's just reflux or it's just anxiety or whatever. She has a history of weight gain and is technically overweight, but not much. Her eating habits never changed. She has a hump on her back (was told poor posture and weight gain caused it. No testing except thyroid which was fine). She vomits after meals at times(for example a couple of weeks ago we ate out at a restaurant and she had to stop mid meal to go vomit. Not the first time). Should I wait on my biopsy to come back or request a panel now? I've been pushing for a GI referall but keep getting denied. 

Request the panel now. It'll probably take some time to get it anyways. Sounds like the symptoms match up.

how did your doc skip the less expensive blood panel on you and go straight to the biopsy?

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You could wait until your biopsy results come in.  It is only a few more days.  But in any case, Put that request in writing.  List the symptoms.  Letter or patient-portal email,  it works every time for me.  I nicely ask and tell my doctor my concerns.  It is hard for them to disregard a letter.  It subjects them to a potential lawsuit.  

You child's regular doctor can order the celiac blood panel too.  


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