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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. I understand what you are saying about going on the diet even without firm confirmation, but what do you do in the case of a child too small to tell. My child, now three had a viral illness that resulted in three months of diarrhea when he was 2 years old. He had many tests to determine the reasons behind the diarrhea and all came back negative. I eventually asked about the possibility of GSE or celiac disease. We had the blood test done and it was negative. My doctor did not think a biopsy was indicated. However the diarrhea was not resolving. I put my son on a gluten-free diet (lets say no obvious sources of gluten) and added pro biotic to his meals. Within 2 weeks the diarrhea stopped. However he remains sensitive to dairy (he gets a mild rash on his trunk with milk) but can tolerate small amounts of cheese and yogurt. I only kept him on the diet three weeks and as per my doctor slowly added back grains. He appears to do fine on a "normal" diet. However He has a big belly and seems to get a lot of colds, and recently had tubes put in his ears. and all of those theings are normal for his age and the fact this is his first year in daycare. Am I reading too much into that one incident with concern towards the future? No one else in my family has any problems but my husbands parents are from Italy and have had colon cancer and bowel problems (no diagnosis of celiac but I don't think they were ever tested) and are both under 5' tall. I am a dietitian and sometimes think that because I am so familiar with certain nutritional diseases I may be reading too much into the situation. Do I possibly unneccessarily put him on a gluten free diet or possibily unnecessarily subjuct him to a biopsy that may not show any damage even if he has celiac.