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We have an appointment with an allergist on the 30th and an appointment for the upper and lower endoscopy on 1/4. I'm hoping we can avoid the endo all together. I spoke to the gi doc yesterday and asked what he was looking for and he said celiac and inflammation, but said he did not expect to find much. So my question is why do it at all. Is it the money or is there a very real medical purpose for this procedure? As I've stated in the past, I really don't want my son to endure this if he doesn't have to. And thanks to all who responded to my last post. I wasn't on at all yesterday. It was very hectic and I didn't have a minute to myself. Thanks in advance.

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the biopsy is the gold standard for diagnosing celiac disease, since *technically* celiac disease is defined as having intestinal damage from glute. it's useful in order to be able to see how damaged the intestines are and how serious malabsorption issues may be because of that. but that doesn't mean you *have* to have one. plenty of us on here are dx'ed from blood tests alone, or dietary challenge results.

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