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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com Store.

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My daugher is 12 and was diagnosed in May, she is doing well. The Dr didn't tell us when to follow up. Should we??? Maybe we could follow up with her primary care physician? Do most Gastro Doctors follow up with another biopsy and if so how long? Any feed back would be appreciated. :unsure:

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Different doctors follow up at different times. My doctor followed my iron and other levels closely (I was very, very ill) but didn't redo the celiac blood tests for 14 months. Some redo the blood tests after 6 months. If you do this don't be upset if all levels aren't back to normal. Most doctors don't redo the biopsy any more UNLESS there's no or not enough improvement. If she's doing well and her blood levels have dropped, there's just no need for another biopsy.

The best test is how your daughter feels.

richard

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