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Testing Before Seeing The Gi?

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Choosing to bypass my GP, I will be seeing the GI for the 1st time on August 2nd. Quick question....should I proactively test through Enterolab before talking to the doctor or should I hold off. The more I read, the more I believe this is what I am suffering from...I had pancakes yesterday and am still "feeling" the big D.

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If you have a scheduled appointment with a GI, I would continue with that. Define you symptoms for the evaluation and they will be more likely to look for things such as Celiac.

I do think it's important to rule out other things. I don't know how old you are, but it may be good to do a good base-line test for your small and large intestines.

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Are you gluten-free now (or at least partially gluten-free, I know you said you had pancakes, but I get the impression that you're not eating a lot of gluten)? If so, the GI's probably not going to get you positive biopsy or blood test results. If you want to stay gluten-free, you probably will have to do something like Enterolab if you want a positive test. I would still go to the GI - there may be other things going on beside celiac. Maybe after you talk to him you can judge how helpful he'll be and whether you want to pursure conventional or Enterolab testing.

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