A 47-year-old member asked:
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i have most of the symptoms of celiac disease except for weight loss, so should i get tested?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: Yes. Other disease states have symptoms similar to celiac disease. Some have the potential to be more serious than gluten enteropathy. Beyond simple testing i recommend that you make an appointment for a comprehensive evaluation by your primary care physician.
Answered on Feb 15, 2017
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