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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

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  1. A couple of rice cakes with Nutella is my new favorite quick breakfast. My local grocery store (Safeway - I'm in Canada) carries Natures Path Honey'd Corn flakes which are great (not too sweet). Gotta love things that say gluten-free right on the box (yahoo!).
  2. Thanks Penguin... that was my thought as well. Glad to hear that your biopsy was okay . I feel less anxious about mine after reading your post.
  3. Hello all, Another newbie with a question… I just saw a gastroenterologist after a positive blood test for anti-endomysial antibodies. I've been doing a ton of reading and am getting set to go gluten-free immediately after my endoscopy (in 2 weeks). In addition to the endoscopy, the gastroenterologist has also scheduled a small bowel x-ray. She said that because my blood test results were very high, she's concerned that the villi damage is extensive and wants to take a look along the entire length of the small bowel. Does anybody have any experience with this procedure and/or how well damage will show up? I haven't come across any mention of it as a diagnostic tool for celiac disease in any of my reading. Thanks! PS… For anybody who's in limbo waiting to see a specialist: After getting my blood test results at the end of July, I was referred to the gastro and given an initial appointment date of 20 October. Three months seemed like an incredibly long time to wait (and continue to eat gluten). I was getting very frustrated and about ready to forget the test and go gluten-free (many thanks to everybody that posted their thoughts on the 'to test or not to test' debate - it was really helpful to read them all). In desperation last week I called the gastro's office and left a message saying that I lived close by, had a flexible schedule and would be more than happy to come in on short notice if they had a cancellation. They called me back the next day and I saw the doctor on Friday. Persistent polite phone calls to the office might pay off!