trishz5 replied to weebitts36's topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)I understand what you are saying about going on the diet even without firm confirmation, but what do you do in the case of a child too small to tell. My child, now three had a viral illness that resulted in three months of diarrhea when he was 2 years old. He had many tests to determine the reasons behind the diarrhea and all came back negative. I eventually asked about the possibility of GSE or celiac disease. We had the blood test done and it was negative. My doctor did not think a biopsy was indicated. However the diarrhea was not resolving. I put my son on a gluten-free diet (lets say no obvious sources of gluten) and added pro biotic to his meals. Within 2 weeks the diarrhea stopped. However he remains sensitive to dairy (he gets a mild rash on his trunk with milk) but can tolerate small amounts of cheese and yogurt. I only kept him on the diet three weeks and as per my doctor slowly added back grains. He appears to do fine on a "normal" diet. However He has a big belly and seems to get a lot of colds, and recently had tubes put in his ears. and all of those theings are normal for his age and the fact this is his first year in daycare. Am I reading too much into that one incident with concern towards the future? No one else in my family has any problems but my husbands parents are from Italy and have had colon cancer and bowel problems (no diagnosis of celiac but I don't think they were ever tested) and are both under 5' tall. I am a dietitian and sometimes think that because I am so familiar with certain nutritional diseases I may be reading too much into the situation. Do I possibly unneccessarily put him on a gluten free diet or possibily unnecessarily subjuct him to a biopsy that may not show any damage even if he has celiac.