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Having My Daughter Tested!

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I've been gluten-free for a year and a half now. I've noticed my 9 yr old daughter is starting to have similar issues that I had before going gluten-free. She has a lot of bathroom visits that are loose, pains in her stomach - she says it's like someone hitting it over and over and her stomach is tender (she'll only wear sweat pants now, no jeans).

Truthfully, I've been in denial because I know how challenging it was for me as an adult, I can't imagine being a kid and dealing with this. On top of this, her father is one of the least open minded people, not to mention insensitve (and oh, I could go on... but I won't :rolleyes: ) so if she is dx with this what on earth do I say to him??? He just wouldn't get it! And what if her tests come back negative like mine did? Then what do I say to him?

Speaking of tests, what should she get?

Thanks for the advice!


Ev in Michigan

GFDF since 8/20/05

Negative Bloodwork ~

Dr. encourages me to trust my

"Gut Reaction"

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I can only help answer part of your question, but this is from Dr. Green's Celiac Center at Columbia University: http://www.celiacdiseasecenter.columbia.ed...A03-WhatAre.htm

Serologic testing for celiac disease

A panel of serologic tests that included IgA and IgG antigliadin antibodies (AGA), anti-endomysial antibodies (EMA), anti-tissue transglutaminase antibodies (anti-tTG) and total IgA level provides the greatest likelihood of establishing the diagnosis of celiac disease.

Also, it is highly recommended by all Celiac experts that first degree relatives are routinely tested for Celiac, so it is merely a routine screening for her :)

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