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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Gray Hair

    As a grey-haired celiac man, surely you are just pulling my leg? There goes my George Clooney-like appeal!!
  3. My First Tattoo!

    Lollerskates! Truly awesome. Is the design your own?
  4. Thank you all so much for your kind feedback, I very much appreciated your thoughtful responses. Kind regards, Mark
  5. Hi, This is particulary for the USA guys, who seem to have alot more info on this. I had a negative endoscopy but severely positive TtG and Iga serology. Are there any other conditions that could cause this blood result? Thank you for your time. Kind regards, Mark
  6. Thank you all so much for your replies. I appreciate your comments and thoughts. Kind regards. Mark
  7. Hi guys, I started my gluten free diet a week ago and was wondering how long each of you were on the diet before you noticed your symptoms cleared up? Not necessarily any intestinal damage, more like stuff like fatigue, etc. I have non-DH hives as part of my reaction and they are driving me nuts. Can't wait till they disappear. Cheers, Mark
  8. Pathology results came back and the GI said they were negative. Completely confused now, given the definitive serology. Wondering whether it might be something else. In any case I will go on the gluten free diet and see if it has any affect. Thanks everyone for their advice. Mark
  9. Hi, The initial gliadin IgA test was greater than 100 (normal range 0-20), the tTG (ISA) test was 300 (normal range 0-40). Cheers, Mark
  10. Thanks so much. I think the thing I hate most about the whole diagnosis is the whole waiting part! Never eating pizza again I can handle but one week waiting for pathology results kills me!
  11. Hi, I just had my endoscopy done following two highly celiac suggestive blood tests (through the roof would be a better description). When I came out it was still a bit of a blur but I remember my GI seeming a little deflated afterwards. He said because of my strong immune reaction he expected my small intestine to resemble cobblestones, but instead only found 'some changes' that he could see during the endoscopy. The biospy results aren't back for another week, however I was wondering whether it could potentially be something else. I thought the IgA tests were quite celiac specific but could there be another condition that could elevate IgA to such high levels? Thanks, Mark
  12. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my post. Interesting just had lunch with a friend here in Australia who is also a celiac and he had some sage advice 'wierd stuff happens'. He said he had all sorts of symptoms. particularly before he was diagnosed and he gave up wasting too much time and energy trying to get to the bottom of them. I think I might take a couple of deep breaths and follow his advice. Thanks again, Mark
  13. Hi, I had a positive blood test for coeliac disease a couple of weeks ago and am due to have the follow-up endoscopy next week. This is not such a big deal and am coping with it OK. However around the same time I have been developing hives. Most of the time they are like little red spots that can itch like crazy, get inflamed if I scratch them and disappear about 20 minutes later. This has freaked me out a little, as the literature the doctor has given me doesn't say anything about hives being a symptom of coeliac disease. While self-diagnosing on the Internet, however, I found that they were a symptom of a related lymphoma disease. Has anyone else had hives as part of their disease and/or could better explain the correlation with lymphoma? You would help put an anxious 32-year-old mind at rest. Thanks, Mark Sydney, Australia