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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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  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!