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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. Hi all Thanks for your helpful ideas. I had Entrolab do my gene tests,but wasn't brave enough to do the stool test. Since I have been doing so well lately I am questioning whether I really have celiac disease. The IBS idiet I am on is what I term the A.F.M.C.C.C.IF(AVOID FATS,MILK,CAFFEINE,CHOCOLATE AND USE CAUTION W/INSOLUBLE FIBER--insoluable fiber needs to be cooked and eaten only w/soluable fiber) diet. I am now adding gluten products so I can be retested. It seems so strange to me that I can now eat these things w/out having a reaction. Really makes me wonder if I only have IBS. I figured I'd just do this challenge fr 3 months and then have blood work done to see. Now I am wondering if I should go ahead and have the stool test done,or if since I am doing so well to just go w/the blood tests. I saw that there are 4 or 5 places that are reliable for having the tests done,but none are near me. Was just wondering if there is a way to have the blood drawn locally and sent to them(then again I know nothing about medical stuff so don't know if this is feasible)
  2. Hi, It's been a whlie since I've been here,but I'm glad to be back. Reading and learning here has been so helpful to me. I took myself off gluten 2 yrs. ago bec. someone suggested it might help me.I was suffering from constant gas,bloating,cramps,and constipation.Going gluten-free seemed to help but i didn't give me enough relief. I went to a new GI dr. in Oct. and he listened to me list of symptoms and said I have IBS w/C.He gave me Zelnorm and that was it.I came home and researched what to do to help the IBS.The diet I found has made me feel so much better. So I asked my dr. to do a new blood test to see if maybe I don't have celiac disease.(prev. tests were neg. but I had been gluten-free) Anyway,I ant to be sure this is done rt. I see that certain labs are suggested as being better able to give accurate results.Does anyone know how I can have my blood work checked there? The dr.'s nurse said I could have it done anywhere,but not in his office. Hope someone has some ideas.Thanks so much,Suzy