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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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I saw the urologist today...unfortunately for me they can still see my stones on an xray. Sigh. The largest is 3x6 in my right kidney. He does not believe I can pass this one on my own.
All of my bloodwork came back fine. Nothing alarming in the urinalysis either.
His recommendations...keep drinking tons of water. I had 4.2 liters of urine output when I tested. Add in a fish oil supplement. Decrease sodium intake. Limit meat to 10 ounces per day. Increase dietary calcium. Work at lowering oxalate consumption...my urinary oxalate was 45. They want it between 20 and 40. But he gets people that are over 100 so mine is not all that high.
3 options...1. watch and wait. Recheck in a few months to see if there is stone growth. 2. Shock wave lithotripsy. 3. Let it come out when it decides to and see what happens.
I just don't know. I hate the idea of being put under as they would do for the shock wave thing. I've had too many surgeries already. It scares me to be honest. I also don't want to deal with another episode.
I don't know what I'll do. We've got a vacation planned at the end of the month and I just want to go and enjoy that. Not worry about kidney stones.
I'm sorry to hear about your upcoming surgery...it really is always something!
Iceland Girl, I discussed with urologist my celiac diet, and items mentioned on this thread, spinach, chocolate, and nuts, with nuts being the item of the three eat the most of, and he was not overly concerned, suggested that I drink more water (which I am needing to do anyway). I am glad there is no more treatment needed as I just found out cataract surgery in one eye is necessary, damn, enough already! How did your follow-up go?
Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the link if you have never watched it.
Hello! I am new to this Celiac website... Is there anyone out there with Celiac AND extensive food allergies? My allergies include shellfish, dairy, eggs, cantaloupe, kiwi, mango, nuts, oranges, red dye, and more I can't think of. I went to the allergist about a year ago to see why I wasn't feeling well, and once everything was eliminated, I still didn't feel well. We did more testing to find out I had celiac as well as allergies to cattle as well as rye grass (I live on a farm basically). This was back in January 2016. I recently had my endoscopy with the gastroenterologist a week ago. I have no idea what to do or what to eat... So fish and potatoes for me!