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My 4 year old son had tests done last year and his results were as follows: IGG Gliadin AB was 21.2

the IGA Gliadin ab was 36.9. He was then sent for an endoscopy (3months later and less gluten. The endoscopy was negative. Now a year later and still having problems, just got his results and this time they are 1.4 and 1.0 definitely lower but now I do not know what to do. Should I just take him off gluten. How does that work when it is time to go to school?

He ends up with blood in stool/on paper, sometimes scared to go, very hyper at times, dark under eyes, legs ache, etc. I guess I am just looking for some advice.

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Those symptoms sure do sound like Celiac. We put my older son, Lucas, on the gluten-free diet over the summer to see if it would help him, and he has had a MAJOR turn-around in health. When school started (1st grade) it was new school because we had moved. I just told them he had Celiac, gave them a ton of info, stay in contact with them, etc. They never required any "proof."

I am a little worried about when he gets to high school and they are so much more strict.... but I figure we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. I'm hoping that by that time, he'll be in perfect health and things like absences won't be an issue!

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My 4 year old son had tests done last year and his results were as follows: IGG Gliadin AB was 21.2

the IGA Gliadin ab was 36.9. He was then sent for an endoscopy (3months later and less gluten. The endoscopy was negative. Now a year later and still having problems, just got his results and this time they are 1.4 and 1.0 definitely lower but now I do not know what to do. Should I just take him off gluten. How does that work when it is time to go to school?

He ends up with blood in stool/on paper, sometimes scared to go, very hyper at times, dark under eyes, legs ache, etc. I guess I am just looking for some advice.

It is time to get him on a trial of the diet. Endoscopic exams and blood tests are notorious for false negatives, especially with young children. Do give him a dietary trial. It can be tough once they get in school but many deal with it. The parenting section of the board should be helpful to you when the time comes.

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Thank you for the information. That has been my thoughts, to see how things go. I guess if it comes down to a problem at school he will just bring his lunch all the time. Probably the best thing to do anyways. At this point we need to try something. I am sure I will be looking for more advice in the future. Thanks again!!

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