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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. Confusing Biopsy Results

    Thank you all so much for your responses. I'm thinking that I may want to find another gastroenterologist and stick w/the gluten-free diet. I'll look on the Doctors board to see what criteria to use to choose a doc. Thanks again.
  2. Hello everyone, My mom was diagnosed w/celiac disease, so I had the blood tests to see if I have the disease. I have not had any diarrhea or other intestinal symptoms over the course of my life (I'm in my early 40s), but just wanted to be sure. My blood test results came back positive (I don't know the numbers, but had the endomysial and gliadin antibody tests, and I think one more). I then had an endoscopy/biopsy, with the following results: "slight villous blunting, focal intraepithelial lymphocytes, and lamina propriaa plasma cell proliferation. The findings are non specific and might be associate with mild duodenitis. However, the possibility of an early celiac or treated celiac disease cannot be excluded." Since I am in my early 40;s, the doctor said that early celiac disease doesn't make sense, but he still recommended a gluten-free diet. I've been on the diet for a year, and don't feel any different. My doc said that if I want, I can slowly reintroduce gluten, see how I feel, and then have another blood test if I still feel OK. Two questions: what do you think of my biopsy report? Should I try eating gluten again? I'm not sure on what basis to make my decision, and am very confused. Thanks for any help you can provide.
  3. Gluten And Vertigo

    I was recently diagnosed w/celiac disease, but have had autoimmune hearing loss for years. It started w/severe vertigo, then ringing in the ears, then has progressed to hearing loss in both ears (one ear is worse than the other). Do you have hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing) w/the vertigo? I'm hoping the glutenfree diet will help my ear problems.