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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. Thanks everyone!! And no, strangly, I'm the only one in my family(at least that is known) with any of these diseases.
  2. I'm turning 18 in a couple weeks, and I have been gluten free for almost a year(in April it will be a year). It was found that I have Celiac Disease. It was found during an endoscopy when the doctor noticed my villi was flat, and a blood test confirmed it. Back when I was 13, I lost weight down to 64 lbs(I'm fine now, I weigh 133), and I ended up having to get an ileostomy(which I still have). I've always had problems with my GI tract/system. I have juvenile polyposis, and HHT(hht.org for more info). When I was 9 I had to have my colon removed because there was 100s of polyps in it. I had a J-Pouch put in(not an ileostomy). It worked fine for a few years, but then at age 12/13, I lost down to 64 lbs, I couldn't force myself to eat anything(even the thought of food made me want to vomit), I couldn't keep my poop in. The doctors couldn't figure it out. I noticed that poop was leaking out of my vagina area. My dad dismissed it at first, but then it was discovered by a nurse who was putting in a catheter. I then had the ileostomy put in. It was discovered that fistula was the cause of all this!! I'm fine now, and my celiac wasn't discovered until a couple years after that, but I'm just wondering if it's possible the cause of all the stomach issues could have been caused by celiac? I had been eating wheat my whole life(17 years) before it was discovered. I now throw it up if I eat anything with wheat. Thanks for reading all this lol