Would Testing Be Worthwhile? in Parents, Friends and Loved Ones of Celiacs Posted January 10, 2013 · Report to Admin That sounds soo familiar. My recently diagnosed 9 year old had those exact symptoms as a baby - green stools and all. She has been sickly off and on eating a high gluten diet her whole life. When we finally realized that IBS medicines weren't helping, reflux medicines weren't helping, and her level of discomfort / frequency of painful / horrible stomach cramps was increasing, we took her to a pediatric GI doc. After endoscopy - upper and lower - with about 30 biopsies of all of the lesions / ulcers, they were fairly certain that she had celiac. This was confirmed with the antibody test. My insurance co would not pay for the antibody tests without have the endoscopy first, even though the newest Journal of New England Medicine (Dec.2012) has an article recommending the antibody test as a first step. I wish we had known and had a diagnosis when she was younger. I think it's hard to take the gluten-free option seriously and make a real commitment to it without a diagnosis. I do think it's worth the trouble and cost to get the diagnosis, just so you will know if that's the cause or they may find something different.