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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 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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Thanks for everyone's replies - I feel much better than I did this morning about it all. It's just frustrating to go through an elective surgery, and then find out it was all for nothing! But I work in the small hospital where it was done, and know the doctor and nurses really well - I do know that they had what was best and safest for me in mind. Thanks to jerseygirl for answering the egd question, I never can remember exactly what it stands for. I haven't had a lot of pains that I have contributed thus far to the adhesions, just a dull, annoying pain that I figured was the celiacs. I have had the BM pain before though, maybe that's what it was? My doctor suggested not doing anything for it (as far as surgery) as long as it doesn't cause me a lot of problems, but I do appreciate all the other alternative suggestions.
  3. Hi, I'm new to Celiac's disease and after reading some of your discussions that I came across during a google search, I was wondering if anybody has any info on my current dilemma! I was recently diagnosed after what I figure could be as much as 10 years or more of different problems. It wasn't until about 5 years ago when I became moderately anemic with no obvious cause that I started insisting to my primary care physician that there was something wrong with me. I have had several bouts with intestinal bleeding over the years and have had two children (which my doctor says has probably caused my lastest problem), and the other day I went in for a tubal ligation. I have never had any other surgeries other than 3 colonoscopies and 2 egds, but my intestines were "fixed in place" by adhesions/scar tissue. The doctor was not able to finish the surgery because he could never even get my uterus out from behind my colon. He tried making the incision twice as big as what is normally used and had 3 nurses helping him for over an hour. They finally decided to give up because they were afraid of perforating the bowel. He said he has never had anything like that happen to him before! I called the office of the gastrointerologist who diagnosed me, but they didn't give me any answers. Has anyone else had an experience similar to mine or heard of anything like this? My primary care physician admits that he knows nothing about Celiac's, and my gastrointerologist knew enough to diagnose me, but is an older doctor and based on some info he has given me, I have a feeling that what he knows he learned years ago!!! Most of what I have learned since being diagnosed is what I have found on the internet and in forums reading other people's experiences, which had been so helpful to me. Any info about my problem would be so greatly appreciated.