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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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. Hi all, Here's a brief description of symptoms I've been experiencing: Occasional diareha but a constant need to empty my bowels. When I do empty my bowels the smell is really bad. I am constantly flatulent. I often have a foggy feeling in my mind and I can't think very straight at times. I'm constantly hungry. My muscles in my legs/arms often twitch or spasm. It doesn't hurt but its kind of annoying. I don't sleep very well. I've had some or all of these symptoms on and off for around 2 years. I recently went to the doctor and they took a blood test for Graves but this came back negative. I suggested Celiacs disease to my doctor but she said that I would have shown up as anaemic when they did the blood test. Is this true - can Celiacs be ruled out with a blood test. I don't feel very confident with what I'm being told. I feel as though I could have Celiacs and I'm really frustrated. Do people think I should seek a 2nd opinion. Am I better to go for an alergy test or to see a different doctor? Thanks