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I posted this in Parents of Kids/Babies with Celiac...

But thought I'd get extra opinions here since this is the symptoms/diagnosing forum.

My daughter has lots of symptoms:

--major gastro issues since infancy

--chronic constipation (takes Miralax daily)

--abominal pain that has become a daily thing the last couple months

--frequent diarrhea in between being constipated

--explosive tantrums

--gas

--foul smelling poops

--floating poops that are difficult to flush

--hip/leg pain off and on

--rash on bottom for a year and a half (did not respond to antibiotic creams, oral antibiotics, etc) that was swabbed for DH, will get results this week

She had a blood test last week--CBC, and the preliminary results were normal--tested for C-Diff bacteria, thyroid issues, etc. Normal.

We are still waiting on the celiac panel as it had to be sent out.

I also did a 3 day stool test and we got those results back today--NORMAL.

I am kind of concerend. Not that I WANT her to have celiac disease, but at least it is an ANSWER to her issues, and there is a solution. My big fear is that we will never get an answer as to what is causing all her GI issues.

How accurate is the stool testing? Can you have a negative stool test, but still a positive blood test?

Her gastro. says if all this is negative, we will move on to an ultrasound, etc.

Thanks in advance!

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The symptoms definitely sound like celiac disease. I wish I could answer your question about the testing. I know exactly how you feel about wanting an answer. I was dying to know what was causing my symptoms. Once I finally found out I was so releaved. I need to remember that feeling now when I'm so frustrated with it! :) Good luck!

I posted this in Parents of Kids/Babies with Celiac...

But thought I'd get extra opinions here since this is the symptoms/diagnosing forum.

My daughter has lots of symptoms:

--major gastro issues since infancy

--chronic constipation (takes Miralax daily)

--abominal pain that has become a daily thing the last couple months

--frequent diarrhea in between being constipated

--explosive tantrums

--gas

--foul smelling poops

--floating poops that are difficult to flush

--hip/leg pain off and on

--rash on bottom for a year and a half (did not respond to antibiotic creams, oral antibiotics, etc) that was swabbed for DH, will get results this week

She had a blood test last week--CBC, and the preliminary results were normal--tested for C-Diff bacteria, thyroid issues, etc. Normal.

We are still waiting on the celiac panel as it had to be sent out.

I also did a 3 day stool test and we got those results back today--NORMAL.

I am kind of concerend. Not that I WANT her to have celiac disease, but at least it is an ANSWER to her issues, and there is a solution. My big fear is that we will never get an answer as to what is causing all her GI issues.

How accurate is the stool testing? Can you have a negative stool test, but still a positive blood test?

Her gastro. says if all this is negative, we will move on to an ultrasound, etc.

Thanks in advance!

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