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Husband just dx with celiac

Discussion in 'Celiac' started by Jaredsmom, May 30, 2013.

  1. Jaredsmom

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    Following a 25 pound weight loss over a 2 month period my husband went to the dr and she did blood work which revealed he was extremely anemic. He has had a lot of stomach pain lately and also has psoriasis. He had problems with diarrhea 4 years ago which they only did a colonoscopy which found nothing. This Tim they decided to do both an endoscopy and colonoscopy. We also told them since we have a type 1 son and he has psoriasis we felt it may be celiac. He has been gluten free since they did the colonoscopy and the daily headaches he had are gone now.
     
  2. aklap

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    Has everybody in your immediate family been tested for CD? If not, they need to be - symptoms or not. A single negative test only means you may not have CD now. If you have the genetics, CD could be triggered at any age - often times without outward symptoms. Usually it's suggested to get tested every 2-3 years. Early detection is key...or prevention is even better...if one is not consuming gluten, you can't trigger CD.

    It sounds like the genes are coming from Hubby. His family members should be tested as well (brother's, sisters, Mom & Dad).

    Good to hear he is seeing positive results! :D
     
  3. Jaredsmom

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    We have already had our cwd tested but never our other son. However I am wondering if he has it as well his last labs showed low iron levels and even after he was on iron for 3 months they were still low. We also noticed he has diarrhea quite a bit. No weight loss but then again he eats everything in sight.
     
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    Considering the family history and those symptoms. All huge red flags. Chances are if he's anemic, he's not absorbing properly [damaged villi]...hence the reason he's eating like a horse...his body is trying get all the nutrition it can (and not keeping up). If it were my child, would get him tested - sooner rather than later. The docs are not catching those symptoms?? A new doc might be in order too...
     
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