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WendyG

Getting Children Tested

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Hello,

I am having my three children tested today. If they come back negative does that mean they will be negative for life? Or can they at some point with a trigger become a celiac?

Any advice for me?

thanks,

wendy

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Hello,

I am having my three children tested today. If they come back negative does that mean they will be negative for life? Or can they at some point with a trigger become a celiac?

Any advice for me?

thanks,

wendy

Celiac can be triggered at any point in life. If the children are showing signs of celiac they should be given a trial on the gluten-free diet even if the blood is negative. If you want to biopsy wait till after then before you begin being gluten-free.

If they are symptomless and negative on bloods then if they later start to show symptoms the tests should be rerun.


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Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

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HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

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