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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Thank you, I will be getting an appointment as soon as i get the money to do so. this is the test many women will make any excuse to avoid...but i will be getting one.
  3. Hi Everyone! I went to the doctor on Thursday to get the results back for my endoscopy/colonoscopy, and didn't get the results I expected. I told my doctor I had been on the gluten free diet for a couple weeks and the pain was pretty much gone, and he said okay we'll go with celiac disease. Okay...? Anyway he said that my white blood cell count was way too high and we weren't really sure why so i had to do another blood test to check my antibodies. (First of all what does this mean lol) He then told me to lay back and was mashing on my stomach and didn't really say much then he was at the sink washing is hands and got completely serious and asked when my last pap test was...3 years ago hehe and he just looked at me and was like Wendy you really need to go get this test done and get your cervix looked at. He kind of scared me a bit, he then asked my history of it...mom, 3 aunts, grand mother, great grandmother... were all diagnosed with cervical cancer around the age of 20-25 (I'm 20) My aunt Rachel died of it when she was 29. Anyway, why would he say that before he ever knew my family history, could he have felt something in my lower abdomen? I mean I checked out the symptoms of cervical cancer and lets just say I have many but I don't know really just stumped on the entire issue, any advice would be greatly appreciated! Sorry just seems like a giant leap for me, you have a wheat allergy....or you might have cervical cancer? lol excuse me?
  4. Hey guys, Sorry if this isn't the right place to post this! Is there anything I can do about the joint pain? What do yall take or any remedies you go through to make it less painful? I am still waiting on test results for Celiac and wont find anything out until Thursday but the gluten free diet has been the only thing to make the stomach pain and constant bowl movements subside so i'm pretty certian this is it, does the joint pain come with it? Will they perscribe anything, or is it all over the counter like tylenol? Thanks for any help! Wendy
  5. Hi everyone! I'm a bit new here have been pondering about for a few days so I thought I would interduce myself. My name is Wendy and I'm 20 years old from Indianapolis, Indiana. I've been through this lovely roller coaster ride for about 3 years now, finally they're getting ideas of what is going on with me! I've been to numerous hospitals always with the same complaints...sever stomach pain, bloody stools, fatigue, depression, and many more! All I ever got was it's all in your head pretty much, or that's at least how it seemed. They would shoot me up with some pain medicine and send me on my way. I finally, 2months ago, got them to do an ultrasoud, to see if I had gallstones, negitive of course. They "supposedly" took out my appendix when I was 17, that wasn't it. Then they said IBS, nope...then it was chrons disease...yet again not it...so I finally got them to do an endoscopy/colonoscopy last Wednesday. they biopsied my intestines, stomach, colon, and something else and I get the results on Thursday...nervous but excited! Right now it's a toss up between celiac or micro ulceritive colitous. Please excuse my spelling. The only reason they are finally taking interest, in my opinion, is because I have lost over 20lbs in less than a month because I cannot seem to put weight on. I'm currently at 95lbs, it's horrible! Hopefully it's looking up, I have now gone gluten free and there isn't much pain, so I think it's the Celiac... I have learned so much on this site I love it and greatly appreciate it! Thank you all! Wendy