A 26-year-old male asked:
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i have not checked for celiac disease. should i get a blood test? i have been under a lot of stress lately. i also drink a lot of caffeine.

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Your question does not provide enough info to confirm or exclude need for a celiac screening. It is a real problem with some subtle symptoms and effects. Screening is simple but confirmation requires an intestinal biopsy.You should have it confirmed before trying a gluten free lifestyle, which has a cult like following. True celiacs have other associated risks that need to be explored.
Answered on Aug 28, 2015

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