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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. Thanks for the quick response. Getting to see a GI is not easy. It was a request turned by my GP and Oncologist. Both have clearly stated to me there is no scientific evidence that nutrition is relevant. Is there a connection between lymphoma and celiac disease? Which of the symptoms are significant?( Please remember this is gluten 101 for me) How long would it normally take to see a change in symptoms (you mention months)? Thanks VW
  2. I am wondering if I could have a celiac disease related disease. I know nothing about celiac disease or anything that could be close to it so I am hoping someone here can be of some help. Any advice would greatly be appreciated. I have been diagnosed with a common form of lymphoma. A CAT scan showed an inflamation in the ileum over 10cm ( 4 inches) and the oncologists suspect it is related to the lymphoma. I have done some reading on recent research and I have good reason to believe that the inflammation is not a result of the lymphoma. Soon after dx I changed my nutrition somewhat and a subsequent CAT (at 3 mos) showed a reduction in the inflamation by 30% over several cm. The lymphoma also showed a slight regression. I would like to believe it is due to the nutrition changes. I was not an "unhealthy" eater before but rather changed my diet to focus on foods very high in antioxidents (small fruits, flax seed and oil, green tea, curcumin, yogourt, lots of vegetables, onion, garlic,...) to combat the lymphoma. I now realize it also resulted in a reduction of other foods such as morning toasts, cereals and frequent pasta. I have had intestional pains in the past ( lower left side) which were about 2 hours previous to significant bowel movements. I did have a "barium wash" (I believe it is called) over 2 years ago that showed nothing. I have had constipation and diarea type problems but they were irregular. In the last 6 months I have experienced considerable flatulance, noisy bowels, cramps and a bloated sensation. I have had some other less significant symptoms that I can share as well if it can be helpfull. I used to be a big consumer of whole grain cereal products (probably a very terrible wording for you folks) which I reduced slightly. Because I recently suspected a link with gluten type products I have reduced my consumption to what I think as a "layman" is zero in the last week or so. Interestingly the symptoms have...knock on wood.... disappeared. I have approached my GP and he does not believe that I should consult a GI. I would appreciate any comments or suggestions you might have. Thanks VW