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In a previous post someone said there is a 50 percent chance I have celiac disease since my mom does.

Does that mean there is a 50 percent chance of having a gene for celiac disease?

Or does it mean there is a 50 percent chance that I will "get" the disease?

Just wondering.

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If your mom has the celiac gene/s, then yes, you have a 50% chance of having the gene.

If you have the gene, you are more likely to have it than not. Some people need a 'trigger' for their bodies to start reacting and showing symptoms.

I'm not an expert on genetics but I'll bet someone else will chime in soon.

Good luck!

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my understanding is that if you have the genes for celiac disease you have a 1 in 30ish chance of getting celiac disease at some point.

also if you have a first degree relative with celiac disease (like a parent) you have a 1 in 10 chance of having it.

I dont know of any stats which look at the combination of the above factors but its going to be higher liklihood than 1 in 10.

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My mom has celiac disease (diagnosed 40+ years ago), and she was always told that probably one of her four children might end up with it too. Of all her children, I was the one with ongoing digestive woes.

After I got gene tested thru Enterolab and discovered I have a celiac gene, my mom decided to see what her genes were. Turned out she has TWO identical celiac genes, which of course told us that every one of her children has at least one celiac gene. My late father gave me a gluten sensitivity gene, but we still don't know what his other gene was because my other 3 siblings haven't gotten gene tested.

Since he had been having various issues, my 16 year old nephew got gene tested and turned out he has TWO celiac genes as well. One from his father (my brother), and SURPRISE...his other one from his mom, who had zero idea she might have one!

You just can't tell without testing!

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