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I went gluten-free October of 2010. I hot pregnant but remained gluten-free. I decided to consume gluten the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy so I could have a celiac panel ran. I only made it 3 weeks into the 3 months. I felt so awful and my gi symptoms were so bad I went back gluten-free.

I was talking to my sons gi today, and she said some dr.'s might use the failure of the gluten challenge as a positive for a diagnosis. Anyone know about this?

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I went gluten-free October of 2010. I hot pregnant but remained gluten-free. I decided to consume gluten the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy so I could have a celiac panel ran. I only made it 3 weeks into the 3 months. I felt so awful and my gi symptoms were so bad I went back gluten-free.

I was talking to my sons gi today, and she said some dr.'s might use the failure of the gluten challenge as a positive for a diagnosis. Anyone know about this?

As far as I know just from this site it seems not. I know that they deffo don't do it here in Australia - they are looking to change the diagnostic formula that they use here - but that would still require a very high positive blood test - which I assume you don't have either?

I feel your pain - I desperately want a diag as well. But last time I ate a meal of gluteny goodness I ended up in Emergency. It gives me transient intussusception- I have had it 5 times now :blink:

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I was talking to my sons gi today, and she said some dr.'s might use the failure of the gluten challenge as a positive for a diagnosis. Anyone know about this?

It sounds like your son's GI should also be your GI. My GI doctor also considers this a valid form of diagnosis. He has everyone who has celiac symptoms and negative tests do the diet for a time and then challenge as part of the diagnosis process as he recognizes the high failure rate of blood tests and biopsies.

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Gastro doc who wanted me back on glutens for 2 months to retest told me that if I went back into their office with symptoms that they would want to repeat the process all over again, I made it to day 12. Went to new doc, he then told me that when I got too sick to do the testing my gastro should have called it then. Hope that helps you.

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