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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Store. For Additional Information: Subscribe to: Journal of Gluten Sensitivity


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  1. Seeking Celiac Buddies In Utah

    Kaiti And is who is presumably your older sister in the photo also free?
  2. Not everyone on gluten-free has healed after a year, so a biopsy might show abnormality- maybe not villous atrophy, but an excess of inflammatory cells (lymphocytes). The possibility of other bowel disease causing diarrhea, such as a colon problem, needs considered, though alternating constipation with diarrhea in the absence of bleeding from the back passage, anemia, weight loss, or night-time diarrhea may be due to irritable bowel syndrome
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    There are abnormalities due to celiac disease that clued-in docs can actually see down the endoscope- scalloped folds in the duodenum, loss of folds, "mosaic" or cobblestone pattern. If they are obvious enough, the doc can diagnose celiac disease then and there, though will still take biopsies for confirmation. Some nice photos at:
  4. ok, its sounds like your gut symptoms may be gluten related but what about your anemia? Is it iron, folate or B12 deficient, or a mix of two or more? I'd have thought if the anemia was due to celiac disease you'd have some abnormality on your duodenal biopsies. Have you been checked for inflammatory bowel disease- similar symptoms, may (sometimes) respond to removal of wheat- i.e. colitis or Crohn's?
  5. In vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency, the average size of the red cells (mean cell volume, MCV) increases; in iron deficiency, the MCV goes down. All or any of these deficiencies can occur in celiac. To complicate matters further, if there is combined iron/B12 or iron/folic acid deficiency, there are populations of large and small cells which cancel each other out when the average is calculated giving a normal MCV. Hope this clarifies.