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I think my son is gluten intolerant. I’m not sure though. Where and how can I get this tested? And what can then be his diet pattern specially for his favourite foods like pasta, spaghetti and pizzas?

Posted by mom169846, 5th January 2016

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  • I know this question is old but to anyone else` reading now hoping to get answers as well, I hope this helps.

    If you suspect you or your child may have a gluten intolerance book in at your GP as soon as possible. In most cases Coeliac Disease can be hereditary, so if you are worried about your child, get yourself and the father of your children’s dad to get tested as well.

    I was sent for a blood test which came back positive to Coeliac’s Disease. Months later (after having to continue to eat gluten) I was sent to get an Endoscopy which also confirmed Coeliac’s Disease. Since then I have to be on a strict gluten free diet.
    It’s not the best, but it’s better than living every day feeling sick and destroying your insides.

    Visit https://www.coeliac.org.au/s/coeliac-disease for more information

  • Best thing to do is see your gp. My son had suffered with nausea, diarrhoea and stomach pains when he went to the dr for tests. He had blood tests done and was then sent for a colonoscopy where signs of it showed up. You can get most things in gluten free options these days. It still takes a while to adjust though

  • Definitely see a GP. I think they’ll start with a blood test and then depending on the results your son might need further testing. Good luck with it x

  • First stop for all concerns with allergies is your GP. They will co-ordinate tests from this point. They are a brilliant source of info and referral.

  • As mentioned previously, first step is the GP and then they can refer you on for specific testing. I’ve noticed the gluten free section of most supermarkets are quite big these days so your options if they are gluten intolerant is relatively simple. Good luck!

  • go to your GP and they can get them tested for you and give you advice specific to your child.

  • Diagnosis – Coeliac Australia
    has lots of information: especially the part =1. Keep eating gluten

    Do not commence a gluten free diet prior to being tested for coeliac disease. If a gluten free diet has already been adopted, the tests used to diagnose coeliac disease are unreliable, and can be falsely negative.

    If gluten has been removed from the diet, a normal diet must be resumed for at least six weeks prior to testing. During this ‘gluten challenge’, a minimum of four slices of wheat based bread (or equivalent) should be consumed each day (for adults) (two slices of wheat based bread each day for children). It is important the gluten challenge is carried out properly to ensure reliable test results.
    Wishing you and your son all the very best.

  • I would start with your GP. They should be able to provide some useful information and refer as and if required.

  • Have a chat with your go or health nurse. They can start the ball rolling to test. In the mean time you can try changing his diet.

  • I think that to be sure you are celiac, you need to have an endoscopy. But depending on the age of the child, maybe it’s not advisable yet.

  • Your GP can point you in the right direct. As for his favourite foods, there are so many options when it comes to gluten alternatives. A lot of pizza shops now have gluten alternatives and there are plenty of recipes on line to make your own gluten free goodies.

  • Blood tests can give false test results. It is sometimes genetic. I suggest you contact the Coelic Disease Association. I think there is one in each state. There is a very good site on facebook on which there is information, recipes and you can ask questions. There is also some information on how to read the ingredients, “may contain” etc. Some food may not be classed as actually containing gluten, but may have been manufactured on machinery on which foods containing it have. That is one cause of cross contamination. You will sometimes see it abbreviated as cc.
    Your child may be wheat intolerant but have no problem with other grains which have gluten in them. Your son will probably need to see a paedriatic gastrologist (not sure of the spelling).
    I have an adult friend who has Coelic Disease.

  • Blood test then biopsy depending on blood work results. Fingers crossed the blood work comes back fine though. Good luck.

  • Talk to your GP. He can arrange for a blood test for celiac disease as first step.

  • Medical tests then a meeting with a Dietitian to help thing if there is a issue

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