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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 went through just about all the tests, but still don't know if I have celiac disease. My GI doc doesn't seem to have much experience with celiac disease. I had the Celiac Disease Panel blood test a few weeks ago, and an endoscopy last week. The doctor said that my villi were normal height, but were very inflammed, so I MIGHT have celiac disease. They found H Pylori bacteria in my stomach, and the doc said the inflammed villi might be caused by the H Pylori. I've tried to research this, and don't see anything to indicate H Pylori causes inflammation of the intestines. Three years ago, I had my regular annual physical, and the blood tests showed 4 tests that indicated that I might have low iron and B-12. I started taking sublingual B-12 and iron, and re-tested a month later and my B-12 and iron were normal. I found out in December that I have osteopenia. My doctor ordered the following tests: Vitamin D was 29 (normal is 30-60) 24 hour calcium test 176 (100-300 is normal) Human Anti-Gliadin IgA was 4.3 (normal is under 5) Human Anti-Gliadin IgG was 6.6 (under 10 is normal) T-Translugtaminase IgA was 9.8 (under 4 is negative, 4-10 is a weak positive and over 10 is positive) I didn't have major GI complaints, but have had memory loss, fuzzy thinking, tingling hands and feet, joint and bone aches, fatigue, and insomnia over the past two years. I've had nausea the past month and have lost about 5 pounds. After the blood test, I was gluten-free for 4 days and felt better than I have in years. The fog cleared, and that was my scariest symptom. I then ate lots of gluten for about a week, felt horrible, then had the endoscopy. I'm on triple antibiotics for 14 days for the H Pylori. My doctor wants to do the genetic test for celiac now, because he said the inflammation could indicate celiac disease. I'm confused, because the genetic test if negative will give us an answer, but if it's positive, I still don't have an answer to whether or not I have celiac disease, do I? It seems like my tests were done backwards, and the H Pylori has completely confused the diagonsis. Thanks in advance for your help. Terri