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2Yr Old Son Being Tested...should I?

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My 2yr old son has had his bloods done which are suggestive of coeliacs. Waiting to see specialist on 30th Nov then probably biopsy after that. My dad also has coeliacs so should I get tested? Im thinking I probably should but keep putting it off!!! I havent had any symptoms of coelics (apart from recurrant mouth ulcers) most of my life until recently. Im not sure if they are symptoms though or if im just thinking too much into it??!

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All first-degree relatives of persons with celiac disease should be tested. You already qualify because of your father.

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Thanks for your reply :)

So if my bloods came back suggestive would I still need the bioposy with both my dad and my son already having it? It would seem obvious to me that I would have it too :(

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Thanks for your reply :)

So if my bloods came back suggestive would I still need the bioposy with both my dad and my son already having it? It would seem obvious to me that I would have it too :(

The doctors will want to do one but the choice is yours alone to make. There are also high rates of false negatives with both blood tests and biopsies so be sure to take your little one and yourself gluten free after all testing is finished no matter what the results. The truest test is the diet and not all symptoms are GI related.

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All first-degree relatives of persons with celiac disease should be tested. You already qualify because of your father.

Also, should my daughter be tested? She hasnt had any symptoms so far. Shes 4 in January.

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Yes, I would test all members of the family.

Make sure you all are eating lots of gluten for a couple months prior to testing. Also, if your children do not turn up positive for celiac and you continue to feed them gluten, make sure to have them retested regularly. This is important since damage doesn't always show up right away and false negatives are common.

After receiving your results, it will probably make sense for you to try going gluten-free and see whether that has an effect on your system.

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