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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

Mom Diagnosed Me W/ Gluten Intolerance..scared....

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Hey! I am a freshman in college and since i Started school my parents became convinced that I had anorexia because i kept loosing weight, but i don't, because I eat 3 meals and 2 snacks everyday. But I told my mom I was feeling so full even after eating small portions of food and bloated and I would "go to the bathroom" 2-3 times a day. I would often feel naseated after I ate, my mom believes I have gluten I am seeing my doctor on friday. She isnt sure what test he will do...can you give me some insight about the test that he will be peforming? I have also beein avoiding wheat products as best as I this okay to do?

Thanks for your help!!!



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If you are going to plan on having tests done, do NOT eliminate wheat products yet.

If you eliminate wheat and gluten before testing it may skew the results and you could get a false negative. The blood tests and the biopsy both depend on someone consuming LOTS of gluten... however, if after all testing is done and they still don't have an answer, you could always try the Gluten Free diet at that time and see if it helps you. You also want to make sure the Dr. you see is a Gastroenterologist familiar with Celiac Disease (not just the classic presentation, but all the new info as well)

Celiac panel blood tests This is the specific panel of blood tests you want to insist on. If your Dr. tries to tell you that all the tests aren't needed, find another Dr. OR if you want to stick with the one you are going to see, insist they do all of them and that they have someone that can ACCURATELY interpret them.

Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgA

Anti-Gliadin (AGA) IgG

Anti-Endomysial (EMA) IgA

Anti-Tissue Transglutaminase (tTG) IgA

Total Serum IgA

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