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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. Sorry...I meant to say that none of the nurses mentioned anything about a biopsy. I will talk to the doctor about the biopsy, the blood test results, and a possible link to the neurological problems. Thanks again for all your explanation. Sandy
  2. I have irritable bowel symptoms and am VERY skinny. I have some neurological problems (tics, tremors) but those don't seem to relate to celiac disease, do they? I am on Topamax for the tremors which kind of explains my weight (Topamax is also used as a weight loss drug)... so I feel like it may just be IBS. No one has mentioned a biopsy yet. But I have only talked to nurses. I get to see an actual doctor on Thursday. With the way insurance is I don't know if I can talk them into any further tests. That would cost them MONEY! Thank you for all your input. I am learning so much. I feel like I know more of what to ask about on Thursday. I hope my doctor is informed about celiac disease. Sandy
  3. She didn't tell me if it was one or both. I made an appointment to go in and talk to the doctor instead of the nurse this Thur. I will ask then. Thanks! That is exactly the kind of thing I need to know in order to even know what to ask the doctor. Do you know what the percentage is if only one test was positive? The nurse did say "one of the five tests came back positive". Sandy
  4. I got the results from the nurse over the phone. I had to ask which one came back positive. She sounded hesitant, started to say "anti-gl....", then said "ABS". I didn't know there was an ABS!! Sandy
  5. I just had the blood test done for Celiac's and the doctor said "one of the five tests came back very positive". She wants me to go on the diet to see if my symptoms go away. My question is...if only one part came back positive, doesn't that mean four parts came back negative. Should I ask for further testing BEFORE I change my diet? I was diagnosed with an very slight allergy to wheat as a child...but not even enough to treat. Could that have affected the test? I am new at this, so how would you suggest I proceed? Any guidance would be appreciated. Sandy