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michaunj

Testing My 1 Year Old- Who Do I Use?

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I have celiac and I want to test my one year old. Do I use her pediatrician? or an allergist? or a pediatric GI doctor?

I know don't even know where to start or what to ask for during the test? Should I request a stool test be done because I have "heard" blood test are not always accurate?

Thanks so much ahead of time for the advice!! -MJM

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Guest j_mommy

Most insurances require a referall to a GI...so you may want to check your insurance first!

I took my son to the reg. Dr and he did blood tests.

Does your child have sypmtoms????

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An allergist wouldn't be any help. Also, the general consensus is that a 1-year-old is too young for an accurate test, so you probably have to wait until she's at least 2.

All of your first-degree realtives should be tested.

richard

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Does your child have sypmtoms????

I am so scared to feed her gluten that I barely have given her any. I haven't noticed symptoms - but I really haven't given her much at all. I know what it feels like to eat it when you can't so I just cringe at the thought of feeding it to her, but I don't want to deprive her of it if she can have it. That is why I figured I would just get some tests done.

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I was just dx'd a month ago and we have 3 kids...twin girls who are 21 months and a 3 month old son. I called our ped and he referred us to a ped GI. She tested the girls but said we would need to wait to test Luca (our 3 month old) until he's 1 year. So I would think you could get your daughter tested. But I would start with your ped.

BTW, our girls didn't really have symptoms either. 1 of my girls has belly distention and constipation issues, but those are pretty common in toddlers anyway. The GI did not want to do the DNA testing for fear of how the insurance company might use the results...so she just did the "regular" blood test. They were negative, thank goodness...although I suppose they could still develop it later in life like I did. Good luck!

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for my son we went to a pediatric GI doctor when he was 18 months, he made him blood test and then the biopsy to confirm the results.

but if you stop feeding gluten to your son you may have false resuts!

Abi

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My daughter is 12 months, we met with the pediatrician about her after I was diagnosed last month, even though she is showing a few symptoms he said he really didn't want to do any testing until she was 2. Is this consenses about the right age to start? I am not in a hurry to test her but just curious, how early is too early, when are the results accurate? Is 2 too early or do you wait longer? I am so lost on the testing aspect of it. I don't even understand my own results <_< , i know my insurance does not cover genetic testing and know that can mess up insurance later...

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