Five Questions to Find Celiac Disease in Children



How can you find out if YOUR child should be tested for celiac disease?

WebMD Health News recently published a questionnaire that you can use to find out if your child has celiac disease and needs to be put on a gluten-free diet. According to the article, at least half of children with celiac disease NEVER get diagnosed, leaving them suffering from the painful physical and mental symptoms of the disease.

Instead of indiscriminately administering a blood test to kids, now we can narrow down the children who need to be tested by asking them five questions:

1. Has your child ever suffered from abdominal pain more than twice during the last three months?

2. Has your child ever had diarrhea lasting more than two weeks?

3. Does your child have a tendency to firm and hard stools?

4. Does your child gain enough weight?

5. Does your child gain enough height?

Check out the link below!


Tina Turbin

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12 Responses to Five Questions to Find Celiac Disease in Children

  1. Peggy says:

    GREAT piece. I think I saw this on one of your other sites, too, or Parents should find this very useful!

  2. Georgette says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this. I hear so much about celiac disease on your website that I’ve always wondered about my own children, even though they seem to be doing pretty well. This questionnaire is an informative tool you have here.

  3. Natasha Pula says:

    Thanks for posting so much about CD. I’m sure it really contributes to raising awareness.

  4. Melissa says:

    Thanks, Tina, for this simple questionnaire. I will hold onto it for other parents to use. My twin daughters have already been diagnosed with celiac disease.

  5. Flora says:

    Hi, Tina, thanks for these great, useful posts. I ordered your iPad and am SO excited for it to arrive. The kids absolutely LOOOOVE Danny! XOXO,Flora

  6. Faith says:

    An interesting article here. I hadn’t heard of celiac disease before reading your blogs, but now I hear about gluten-sensitivity and celiac everywhere. I hope this article helps a lot of celiac children out there get properly diagnosed early enough before they suffer any serious health problems.

  7. Janine Perdue says:

    Well, our answers were No, No, No, No, and No. Yay for healthy kids!

  8. hailey giggams says:

    Thanks Tina. Your blog is always really helpful.

  9. Barbara Hogenson says:

    A terrific little post here.

  10. deb says:

    Yay, all negative:) Phew!

  11. Judy says:

    I’m with Janine here and Deb–we are blessed to have healthy kids, and celiac kids are blessed to have Tina!

  12. Rachel says:

    General practitioners should have this list memorized!

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