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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 everyone, this was all extremely helpful. I have started eating gluten free already, so I think I will continue down that path at least until I have my next tests done in a month - that should tell if I'm still anemic, etc. I have to admit the thought of just eating gluten-free rather than getting the scope done has crossed my mind just because I'm not excited about that prospect. :-) But I think I will find a good GI doctor and maybe discuss this with him as well. Thanks for all the help! Good health to you all as well.
  2. I'm sorry I'm sure I sound like a ninny but I am not familiar with any of this technical jargon yet, so no, I'm not really sure what this means either. Is what the article referring to the same as the Gliadin IGA on my test, which had a value of 19? And if so, is it saying there is a 90% chance then that I DO have Celiac's, even though it's only slightly over the norm? Thanks for helping...
  3. Posting this here too, I think I mistakenly put it in the "doctors" forum... I have been severely anemic recently and struggling with several health issues. One of the tests my doctor recently did was a "celiac disease panel". On it, it says that the TTG/IGA is < 3 (which it says is negative on the test; normal is 5-8, and positive is > 8), and the Gliadin IGA is 19 (normal is 11-17). My doctor wasn't really able to explain this to my satisfaction. They put me on iron to deal with the anemia, and he told me that this test indicates I might have a sensitivity to gluten, and suggested I go on a gluten-free diet to see if that helped with the anemia and to see if it made me feel better. So am I right in thinking that because the ttg/iga is low that DOESN'T mean I have Celiac's then? Is that right, or can anyone suggest what this might mean, or recommend where you would go from here? I have a follow-up appt with the doctor who did these tests in a month, but until then I am very confused. Thanks for any enlightenment you can offer.