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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.

Finally Seeing A Dr., Suggestions?
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This is my first post! :)

After suffering stomach pains and bloating for several months I have decided to finally see a doctor. I have a list of questions and concerns, does anyone on here have suggestions? I plan on requesting a Celiac test, but should I also ask for other tests? My doctor visit is in early May and I have decided to eat gluten regularly in hopes to help with the testing.

I have tried low carb dieting, it made me feel better but gave me constipation. I am never normal, either going too much or not enough. :blink:

Thanks!!!

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This is my first post! :)

After suffering stomach pains and bloating for several months I have decided to finally see a doctor. I have a list of questions and concerns, does anyone on here have suggestions? I plan on requesting a Celiac test, but should I also ask for other tests? My doctor visit is in early May and I have decided to eat gluten regularly in hopes to help with the testing.

I have tried low carb dieting, it made me feel better but gave me constipation. I am never normal, either going too much or not enough. :blink:

Thanks!!!

If you want to be tested for Celiac..continue to eat gluten. Take your list of questions/symptoms with you. Ask for a full Celiac panel. If you just go in and tell them a symptom or two they won't think to test for Celiac. It's not on a lot of Dr.s radar screens.

Best wishes!

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Go to the University of Chicago Celiac Center website and print out some of their 1page info sheets. They have one detailing testing.

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It sounds like you are on the right track. Definitely keep on eating gluten and push for the blood test.

Good luck.

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Yes, do make sure you have a full list of your symptoms that match celiac disease. Doctors can be very good at making you forget what you want to say, and very dismissive. It's better to be able to hand them a list and say, this is why I want to be tested.

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Thanks everyone, I made sure to eat 4 slices of bread today and will continue to until my appointment.

I will check out the Chicago Celiac Center website, just want to be prepared after seeing on here that this can get difficult when it comes to the appointment.

Thanks, you all are awesome! :D

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