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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. Thanks so much for the information. This is all so new to me and any insight is appreciated. The diet is kind of overwhelming. I had no idea that gluten is in so many products. I guess most people (especially me) have no idea what they are putting in their bodies when buying all the easy prepared foods. Thanks again!
  2. Hi, This is my 1st time on here. I, too had a similar report. I had upper endoscopy and colonoscopy on Sept. 25th. I had lost a lot of weight without trying. That's really the only symptom besides a dull headache I was having everyday. I was thinking it was all due to going thru "the menopause". I was also having mild anemia, but my iron levels were not below normal and I was not lacking in any of the other vitamins she tested for (like folate, B12, etc.) Also, my white blood cell count was a little below normal. They said that could flutuate. hmmm.. When I got a copy of the report it said: Abnormal mucosa in the duodenum compatible with nodularity duodenal bulb; relatively flattened mucosa D2 (cold forceps biopsies performed for histology at the D2 r/o sprue) In my followup appt with the doc all she could say was it came back negative and "it didn't show up under a microscope". Then she said I should get more calories in my diet, like 3000 calories a day of anything I wanted and come back in 3 months. She did recommend seeing a dietician (which my insurance won't cover because I have no diagnosis). Dietician said she thought it sounded like Celiac. So, I've been on a gluten free diet (trying, anyway) for 3-1/2 weeks. Have not gained any weight, but don't have the headaches. hmmm... I really need advice or support from someone going thru the same thing. Some people don't believe I should be on this diet if the doctor doesn't say I should. Thanks to anyone for listening