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How would I know if DS1 had coeliac disease?

(3 Posts)
Virgil Sun 18-Nov-12 21:08:43

I'm wondering whether he does. He is very small for his age, he constantly has diarrhoea and complains a lot of tummy ache. He's also very windy!! Does this sound like coeliac?

RTchoke Sun 18-Nov-12 21:18:50

Could be. Do not start excluding gluten. No diagnostic test will pick up coeliacs once gluten has been excluded. Get a referral, they'll do a blood test which will give a fair idea but formal diagnosis requires an endoscopy.

Ilovecake1 Sun 18-Nov-12 22:01:06

I would take him to the GP and raise your concern. My LO has Crohns Disease from birth but wasn't diagnosed until 3.5yrs!!

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