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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. I have to say, my son has not been officially diagnosed, but I believe celiac begins at birth. He had severe colic (20+ hours/day) and projectile vomiting along with runny stools. I was told all kinds of things, such as I was a new mother, there isn't any way he could be allergic, it was all in my mind. I would tell your sister to follow her gut on her child. It is a genetic-based disorder, which means it is inherent in a child. This would mean it is present at birth. Symptoms may manifest at different times, but I would say my experience was that I knew something was wrong, regardless of doctor's inability to diagnose my son. He could not tolerate breast milk, regular formula, or soy formula. I resorted to feeding him rice cereal at 3 weeks old. There were few alternatives back then, and noone ever told me about celiac. I am still getting resistance to following through with diagnostic tests on my son (he is 19 now). I wish your sister the best of luck, and don't give up!