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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 SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan 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-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs 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 BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere 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. SaraKat added a post in a topic Celiac Testing In Relatives And Children   

      I was diagnosed in the fall 2010 and my family all got tested. My dad and sister were negative, but my mom just found out she is positive. Her blood test was very positive and she is having the endoscopy in June. She has 0 symptoms and is 63 years old. She is in COMPLETE SHOCK!
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    2. SaraKat added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      My Mom Just Got Diagnosed At 63- Anyone Else With A Later In Life Diagnosis?
      Hello- I was dx'd back in fall 2010 and I told everyone in my family to get get tested. My sister and dad were negative and my mom just found out she is positive. She will have the endoscopy in a couple weeks, but her blood tests were very high. She has 0 symptoms and the Dr also did other blood work and all her iron/nutrient levels were normal.

      How is that possible to have celiac at 63 and have no symptoms and all normal blood work?

      Anyone else get dx'd later in life?
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    3. SaraKat added a post in a topic Cleaning Up Gluten Crumbs   

      That wouldn't bother me, but I guess everyone is different. I clean up bread crumbs all the time with no issues.
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    4. SaraKat added a post in a topic Did Everyone Have A Biopsy To Determine Celiac?   

      I did, my Dr told me it is the gold standard for diagnosis (even after the very positive blood test). I really didn't want to have it done, but it ended up not being a big deal at all.
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    5. SaraKat added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)   

      Question For Those That Are Asymptomatic?
      If you have no symptoms, how often do you get blood work done or see your GI or primary Dr regarding celiac?
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    6. SaraKat added a post in a topic Shrimp Cocktail?   

      I always eat shrimp cocktail- that is one of my safe foods at parties!
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    7. SaraKat added a post in a topic Hair Products   

      I didn't change any shampoos or conditioners and my blood test after 6 months was normal. I just changed lipstick.
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    8. SaraKat added a post in a topic Why Are Cosmetics So Frustrating?   

      I know these lipsticks are gluten-free- Benefit, Laura Mercier, and most of Estee Lauder. Also, Oil of Olay moisturizer is gluten-free too.

      I didn't change mascara or anything else. Lipstick is the only thing I would ingest possibly.
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    9. SaraKat added a post in a topic Weight Gain On gluten-free Diet   

      I lost weight. I didn't eat any of the gluten-free cookies or cakes or processed foods really (except the pretzels and those rice crackers). I lost about 7 lbs. I started eating more vegetables and chicken and fish. Also, I added a lot of fruit in place of stuff I was eating with gluten for snacks.

      I think for me it made me think about more what I was putting in my mouth and I tried eating healthier too. I miss eating cookies and stuff, but the gluten-free ones had way more calories than regular so I just ditched them completely.
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    10. SaraKat added a post in a topic What's Your Favorite Coffee?   

      Starbucks is my favorite, but I also love 8 o'clock vanilla & hazelnut flavored
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    11. SaraKat added a post in a topic I Am / I Have __________   

      I say I have celiac disease.
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    12. SaraKat added a post in a topic Diagnostic Test Numbers   

      My My TTG-IGA AB was over 100 and I was Marsh 3
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    13. SaraKat added a post in a topic Bone Pain & Other Odd Things...   

      Left ribcage pain was my main symptom. I've been gluten-free since 9/1/10 and it is definitely better, but I still get the pain sometimes.
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    14. SaraKat added a post in a topic Can Gluten Inflame Intestines To The Point Of Severe Pain   

      My only celiac symptom is that exact pain you describe, except mine is on the left side. I had CT scans, U/S, XRAYs, tons of blood work and then finally a year later a rheumatologist did the celiac panel and it was positive. I was told by many different doctors I had costochondritis.

      Good luck!
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