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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions. My mother is still trying to decide what to do. Her 2 choices are 1. get an endoscopy or 2. try the gluten-free diet and see if her symptoms disappear. She is also waiting for me to ask my GI specialist about her results and symptoms and see what he would advise. Her concern with the biopsy is that sometimes that can come back inconclusive too. We'll see what she decides. She knows (from me) that she cannot go gluten-free until after all testing is complete. I am assuming that I got the celiac gene from her (we thought that is was probably from my father). I also passed it on to my 2 kids too. They were both recently tested with the blood work and it was negative but they both have the DQ2 gene. My son is going on the gluten-free diet because he has symptoms, but my daughter doesn't show any symptoms yet. At least I know what to watch for in the future (with my daughter). Thanks again everyone! Have a great day! Kris in TN
  2. I had all of the symptoms that you are experiencing. I have been diagnosed with celiac (one year ago). But with all your symptoms, I would try to go gluten-free for about 2 months and if you feel better and your symptoms disappear, then I would stick with the gluten-free diet. Believe me, you don't want to give your body any more damage. I also have osteoporosis and I'm 37 years old. I always chalked up my symptoms to being just allergic to certain foods. Or I would say that I ate something that didn't agree with me. I feel alot better since going gluten free, and I've even gained some weight (which was impossible for me before). I am also in the middle of trying to get my mother a proper diagnoses. She tested negative for the blood tests for celiac. She tested positive for the DQ2 celiac gene, AND she has alot of the symptoms that I had prior to my diagnoses. She is trying to decide if she should have the biopsy or to just go gluten-free and see if her symptoms disappear. Good luck to you, and I hope you feel better soon. Kris in TN
  3. Hi everyone, My mother had the blood tests done for celiac and got her results today (I'm a confirmed celiac). Her blood work was all negative but she is positive for the DQ2 celiac gene. She has alot of the symptoms of celiac disease too. Her question is what does she do next? Should she proceed with a biopsy to definitely rule out any active disease? or just let it be? or I also suggested that she could go gluten-free for one month and see if her symptoms improve or disappear. Any comments or suggestions appreciated!!! Has this happened to anyone?? Thanks Kris
  4. as far as I know, York doesn't offer the full blood serology. You can only get that from a doctors office or one of the hospitals that deal with celiac disease. Wow, I haven't heard of a breath test yet?? Any other info on that??? Thanks
  5. Tom, Did your insurance company pay for the camera pill?? And did you need an intestinal biopsy afterwards to confirm the celiac diagnoses?? Thanks Kris
  6. I sure would be interested to see what others have to say about this too. I would like to have both my kids DNA tested for celiac, but I am under the impression that the DNA results will only tell you if he has the gene for celiac. It does not necessarily mean that the celiac is "active". Therefore the person would still have to be tested with blood tests throughout their life, if they show symptoms for celiac. ????? Kris
  7. I have been diagnosed with Celiac , with both blood tests and an intestional biopsy. My question stems from being on the York Laboratory web-site. They say that they have 2 tests to check for celiac disease. One that is a finger stick (or IgG) and one that is a cheek swab (IgA). I called their 800 number and talked with a customer rep and explained that I wanted to have my daughter tested for celiac. I wanted to order one of these tests for her. The problem I am now facing is that my OWN medical records have shown my blood tests came back negative for the Anti-Gliadin Iga Elisa and the Anti-Gliadin IgG Elisa. Therefor I am assuming that these two tests are not 100% accurate for diagnosing celiac. My OWN celiac panel also had Anti-Endomysial IgA IFA and of course the Anti-Human Tissue Transglutaminase IgA ELISA, (both positive). I am just alittle confused as to why they can list these tests as being available to test for Cellac, when in fact I would have tested negative, based on just these 2 tests. I am not sure if I am making much sense, so excuse me. I am just alittle concerned about the viablility of the web-site and their info. I am also resigning myself to the fact that I have to have my daughter tested with a full-blood draw in order to get a correct diagnoses. If anyone can shed some light on this for me or post any comments, it would be much appreciated... Thanks!!