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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. My Mom

    Thank you everyone! I so appreciate the support and each of you for all the information. I know noone can really diagnose whats wrong but you gave a very scared 36yr old daughter the confidence her mom, her best friend, may be on the right path. As soon as she is able I will take her to a family doctor and ask to test her for this disease. Is there a specific test? Is it a simple stool test? Thank you again, Daina
  2. Hello, I am new. My name is Daina. My mother, I believe, has this disease. My mother has been housebound for at least a year, we thought it was IBS. My mother refused to have a colonoscopy and couldnt even go to a doctor if she wanted because of the constant bathroom trips of diareah and constipation. I saw a news report on this and thought to try it - My mother has not eaten gluten for 4 days now, her pain in the stomach ceased BUT i'm not sure if this is usual: my mother is severly constipated, she goes frequently to the bathroom, its gas or liquid but she "feels" she has a huge one to come out but cant pass and she screams in pain cause of it. She hasnt slept in days either. I have been staying with my Mom after work and I am ready to collapse because I cant stand to see her like this. Please understand BEFORE she screamed all the time with pain but since she stopped gluten that pain stopped, its only the awaiting of this huge one making her have pain(a little blood-I think cause she goes so much she sometimes bleeds a little) and lack of sleep. Im sorry, I have noone else to ask and everyone seemed so nice on the message boards. I want to see my Mom back to normal, without pain. I would appreciate any advice. Does it take time to heal? Stop dairy? Take Citrucel? Laxatives?Im so confused. Thank you in advance! Daina