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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 to both of you! I guess I just needed some reassurance before I asked the doc to retest.
  2. Hi! I was tested for Celiac about a year ago, and got a negative result. Before that, I had been in and out of the doctor's office for a couple other different things. I had been having stomach pain for a while, and was tested for appendicitis. During the required blood tests, the doctor found that I was very, very anemic. Also, it turned out that the stomach pain was being caused by various ovarian cysts. I was put on iron supplements for the anemia and birth control pills to control the cysts. However, I was still having stomach pain, and my hemoglobin and ferratin levels weren't returning to normal. My doctor tested for celiac disease after about six months of this. The test came back negative. Now, a year later, I am still on high-dosage iron pills and birth control. The doctor says that the anemia is from my heavy periods, but if that was the case, I would think that my lighter periods (due to the birth control) would help my anemia. I believe that the pill is helping the ovarian cyst pain, but I still have random stomach pains. I'm always tired, and I sometimes feel like I'm going to throw up. There are some days when I just can't eat. Another thing that makes me think celiac is a possibility is that five members of my family have autoimmune diseases. (Crohns, ITP, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune hepititis, psoratic arthritis.) So, I'm basically asking if I should be retested. I have to get my blood drawn anyways thanks to the anemia, and with the relatively high false negative rate, I was wondering if it was even possible that I got a false-negative test result. Sorry for such a huge post... it's been an interesting year and a half. :/ Thank you for reading!