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Christine0125

Did Your Ped Gi Recommend Endoscopy And Colonoscopy?

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Did any of your children have a colonoscopy ordered to rule out Crohns? I've come to terms with my daughter getting an endoscopy but I think a colonoscopy would be a bit traumatic especially if it's likely unneccessary. She's 9.

Background: I'm diagnosed celiac (bloodwork and endoscopy). She had recent bloodwork that showed borderline high ttg. She went through a period of about a month with frequent loose stools but that has largely cleared up but she's still having a lot of exhaustion and emotional highs and lows.

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So your daughter is not gluten free, has not been diagnosed with Celiac, and when they

do the Celiac test, they also want to rule out Crohn's, is that correct?


If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

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Correct. She is not yet gluten free. She's not officially diagnosed but all indications point to celiac (family history, slow growth, recent stomach/emotional issues). We decided to move forward with just the endoscopy. Having her go through the prep-work of the colonoscopy right now would be a bit too emotional for her at this time I believe. If she doesn't have positive results once she goes gluten free we'll consult further for other possible causes.

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My daughter was older, 15, but based on positive bloodwork and 2 rounds of stool testing they recommended endoscopy and colonoscopy. That was 1 1/2 years ago. The Dx was Celiacs and IBD. She goes back every 3 months and the IBD has been narrowed down to Ulcerative Colitis.

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My daughter only had the endosopy. No mention of a colonoscopy. Prep for a colonoscopy is not fun! I would just to the endoscopy at this point.


Mommy to 2 Divas in Training

~6 yr old daughter positive Celiac blood test December 2010 (at age 4)~

~Positive Biopsy January 10, 2011~

~Gluten Free since January 11, 2011~

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