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I know for me constipation was a symptom of Celiac, is this true for children too? My 4yr old has had alot of constipation over the last year and recently had an impaction. I am going to a new pediatrician next week and I plan on asking them to do the celiac screening. She doesn't have any really big problems (anemic, some behavior issues and very small for her age) but just doesn't seem quite right.. any advice is welcome!


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Yes constipation is a symptom in kids also. My daughter has that symptom as well as me sometimes and my niece. I would just do a trial with the diet and see but if you want testing first make sure to test before trying a gluten-free diet trial.

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My son also had constipation. He would go maybe 2 times a week and it was a nightmare. Now that he has been gluten free for 3 months he goes almost every day with no problems.


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1989: I am diagnosed with IBS.

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7/08: I go completely gluten free despite negative test and NO MORE IBS SYMPTOMS!!

7/09: My Enterolab gluten sensitivity gene testing results indicate I have one Celiac gene and one gluten sensitivity gene.

8/09: I am diagnosed with Celiac based on gene testing results and positive response to diet.

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You think that your daughter only has minor symptoms. But constipation, anemia, some behavior issues and very small for her age are symptoms that show quite severe malnutrition. And my guess is that it is caused by celiac disease.

Growth issues, anemia, behaviour problem plus constipation and/or diarrhea (I used to go from one to the other) are typical celiac disease symptoms. Even if the tests come back negative you ought to put her onto the gluten-free diet.


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You think that your daughter only has minor symptoms. But constipation, anemia, some behavior issues and very small for her age are symptoms that show quite severe malnutrition. And my guess is that it is caused by celiac disease.

Growth issues, anemia, behaviour problem plus constipation and/or diarrhea (I used to go from one to the other) are typical celiac disease symptoms. Even if the tests come back negative you ought to put her onto the gluten-free diet.

Thank you, this is actually exactly what I needed to hear. So I am not crazy thinking this could be Celiacs. It hit me about 3-4 months ago that she probably had it. Everyone dismissed me, and said it was just me because I was newly diagnosed. I have gone round and round with our pedi because she doesn't have diarrhea. I have an appt with a new pedi on tuesday who I already met with and told my concerns. Do I just tell them I want a Celiac panel?? My diagnosis was kind of an accident and I don't even know what blood test were ran. I know nothing about what tests need/should be ran. I want to start her on the gluten free diet but figure we might as well have the blood test first. Regardless of her results, my husband and I want to try her gluten free to see if it makes a difference. I feel like I am at a loss with this when it comes to my daughter.


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