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wolfie

Frustrated With My Mom's Dr.....

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My Mom went to her dr with the list of tests for the Celiac panel (after I gave them to her). She wanted to be tested since I just found out I have a gluten intolerance (postive blood work and dietary response). Her dr asked if she had any symptoms (which she hasn't, other than having colitis) and said if she didn't then he didn't see any reason to run those tests. He did say that since he was doing a CBC that he would check for any deficiencies (iron, etc), but that was it. She went on to tell him that she didn't necessarily have to be exhibiting symptoms for her to have an intolerance to gluten or Celiac....he pretty much blew her off. She does have an appt with her GI dr in a few months, she is going to ask her to run the tests since her PCP wouldn't run them.

Just needed to vent....

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I understand how frustrating it is for doctors/labs to ignore your requests (as if they're paying for them)! I asked my nurse practitioner to order the full celiac panel for my two sons, which she did. I put a note on the orders requesting the full panel and my sons also reiterated the request at the lab. They had to send the blood off to another lab who returned the report stating they did not run the full panel as the first test did not indicate anything. I was mad!!! <_<

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Doctors seem to think that we don't know anything. When my gallbladder went bad, I kept telling my doc that it needed to be removed. It took 3 months and a lot of harping and nagging on my part to get in to a specialist. It was removed, and the autopsy on it showed that I was right. Your mom will have to keep on to her PCP, it is her body and her health. We shouldn't have to be this way.

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