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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 am recently new to the group. I had questions regarding my doctor's diagnosis - gluten sensitivity only. Blood work was negative; however, biopsy results were positve according to him. He wasn't too concerned. I requested a copy of the pathology report and the final diagnosis stated: Mild chronic duondentis with subtotal villous atrophy and features suggestive of celiac sprue. There was moderate blunting of the villous. How can it be suggestive of celiac but not be celiac disease??? I have been gluten free for almost 3 weeks and have seen signs of improvement. I just really want a correct diagnosis so that I can stop stressing myself out. I have been trying to find a doctor in the area (Connecticut) who specializes in celiac but have not yet been successful...I really want a second opinion. If anyone understands the medical terminolgy or has any suggestions, I would be very thankful. PS. This website has been extremely helpful in my process to being gluten free. Thanks again, Kathleen
  2. It has been suggested by several members that I look for a new doctor to get a proper diagnosis. I recently had an endoscopy done and tested positve for celiac sprues; however, bloodwork was negative. My current doctor says its only a gluten allergy and not celiac. From what I have read and what members have written, I believe it is celiac. I am looking for a second opinion but can't seem to locate anyone who might specialize in this area in the state of CT. Does anyone have any names? Thanks for your help. Kathleen
  3. Thanks for the responses. I satrted being gluten free one week ago. Its been hard but I will keep doing it. My gut told me that it might be time to find another doctor. Thanks again. Kathleen
  4. I recently had an endoscopy done and the biopsy was postive for celiac sprues; however, the blood tests were all negative. therefore, doctor says I have a gluten allergy but reading the books and info online, regardless of bloodwork, a positive biopsy would indicate celiac disease. Anyone have any information on this or had similar results? thanks kathleen