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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. mezzo9673 added a post in a topic Distended Abdomen...celiac?   

      I replied to both the responses from mscurious and mushroom, but I don't see them posted. Thanks so much to both of you! It sucks that we have to go through this, but comforting to know we're not alone. MSCURIOUS...please let me know about biopsy results! Mushroom..thanks for the advice, I will definetely keep that all in mind
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    2. mezzo9673 added a post in a topic Distended Abdomen...celiac?   

      Thank you mushroom for your advice. I will definetely keep that all in mind! My doctor recommended continuing to eat food with gluten for the next week, and going gluten free the following week to see if there's a difference in my symptoms, but after reading how gluten is literally a poison to people with celiac, I am terrified to eat even a piece of bread knowing it's damaging my intestine
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    3. mezzo9673 added a post in a topic Distended Abdomen...celiac?   

      MsCurious, I'm sorry you are suffering from this same problem, but truthfully it feels comforting to hear I'm not alone. What kind of tests are you getting done? I got my blood tested and sometime next week I go for an ultrasound. I really hope it doesn't take too long to figure out what's going on, this is just so scary..let me know how it goes with you please! P.S. How old are you? I just turned 25.
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    4. mezzo9673 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Distended Abdomen...celiac?
      Thank your for taking the time to view my post! For the past year I have had severe abdominal distention. When I wake up in the morning, it is only slightly distended, but bloats out a lot after eating ANYTHING (sometimes looks like I'm 5 or 6 months pregnant, and lasts for hours). I also frequently have excessive gas. I finally saw a doctor today who suspects I may have celiac disease, but I won't know for sure until we review my blood work @ my next appointment in 2 weeks. I've been reading a lot of the posts on this forum and am suprised to not have read anyone with the same abdominal distention as I have. I do also have symptoms sush as unexplained anxiety from time to time, gas, heart palpatations once in awhile, and fatigue/low energy... but I do not have any sort of pain or cramping (unless I eat something heavy) and my bowel movements are regular and healthy. I suppose maybe symptoms vary between individuals with this disease, but I'm wondering if anyone shares my problem with the "permanent" distended abdomen! Anyway, I'm very nervous to possibly find out I have this disease. Not only will it be a major lifestyle adjustment (never eating bread anymore OMG!), but possibly developing osteoporosis, anemia, or becoming infertile absolutely terrifies me :/
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