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Sorry if this question has been answered in the past, but I cannot seem to find the answer. I was diagnosed with celiac disease this past June. Before my diagnosis I had a blood test, colonoscopy, and endoscopy. Since these tests I have not seen my doctor (a digestive disease specialist) or had any other tests done. He has scheduled me for a visit for roughly a year from my previous visit. I was wondering if this is

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Unfortunately I have heard others say the same thing. Did he order blood work to look at vitamin and minerals for a possible deficiency? If not you should have it done. I don't know what the norm is but my gi doctor has had me scheduled for appointments every 3-4 months since my diagnosis Oct. of last year. I had the ttg redone at 6 months and it went from 78 to 10! I never had the antigliadin antibodies done until 6 months gluten free and they were elevated, but since I didn't have a baseline I don't know if they were higher and coming down or from accidental ingestion. I have an appointment in December so I'll get it rechecked then. Every visit I have iron tests done since I have been chronically iron deficient since 2006. Have had my vitamin d checked 3x, first very low, second improving, and third one still pending. I have been on RX vitamin D 50,000 iu/weekly since Jan. Between my endocrinologist and gi doc I get what I need checked on a regular basis now. Just had my vitamin K tested and waiting on it also.

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Sorry if this question has been answered in the past, but I cannot seem to find the answer. I was diagnosed with celiac disease this past June. Before my diagnosis I had a blood test, colonoscopy, and endoscopy. Since these tests I have not seen my doctor (a digestive disease specialist) or had any other tests done. He has scheduled me for a visit for roughly a year from my previous visit. I was wondering if this is

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Your regular doctor can order blood tests to check your levels if you want to. I had no followup myself because things resolved quite nicely gluten free and since I never tested positive on blood work any retesting for antibodies would have been useless anyway. I didn't see a doctor again until I had a 'yearly' physical at that point they checked my vitamin and mineral levels, did a CBC etc. My GI said I could see him in a year if I wanted to but there really was no need since all my symptoms resolved. I don't think the 'we'll see you in a year' is really unusual. If new issues crop up or symptoms don't resolve you could always ask for an earlier appointment.

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My daughter had a follow-up at 6 months which included a blood test. Now we are at a once a year point which also includes a blood test - just to make sure we're doing a good job sticking with the diet.

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