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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. So the more I read posts here and on other sites, the more I realize everything was/is just as confused as me when they got their first blood test results. Well I've been seeing a rheumatologist for the past year and a half to figure out some joint issues and blood tests have been showing very high inflamation for my ESR and C-Reactive proteins with no improvement with anti-inflamatories and steroids. I've also had persistent issues with B12 even though I'm taking two 1000-mcg pills of it a day--my system just doesn't want to absorb it. So for the last set of blood work he included a celiac panel. Results: IGA, SERUM: 260 TISSUE TRANSGLUTAM AB IGA: <3 (Interpretaion: Negative) GLIADIN AB (IGA): 23 (Interpretation: Positive) The doctor told me that I have celiac and should start eating gluten free, but to see my primary doctor and go from there for offical diagnosis. I have that appointment next week where I assume she'll send me for an endoscopy as I've been reading that's what geenerally happens with any positive results. BUT, I'm so confused. I've been reading contradictory things on what having only Gliadin as positive and the others as negative could mean. I'm just curious if anyone else has tested similarly and what their story wound up being. I know it sounds silly, but I actually just want my doctor to say "Yup, totally confirmed, you have Celaic" because it would answer a ton of questions that my doctors have been trying to answer for years and I just want answers. I'm 22 and have a family history of Celaic (my great-aunt has it). Thanks!! And sorry about the novel I just wrote