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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. Chronic Anal Leakage

    Hi there, no there is no color. My experience with the fistula was that I had been having anal leakage and hemorroids. So the Dr removed it -- but to be honest, since that surgery I have had the same issues since. Nothing really started to change until I changed my diet. I have since started to think that it is actually my diet that has caused the leakage. It seems that its dairy and food with gluten in it. Have you been to the Dr? I know it's terribly embarrassing and shameful -- but they have seen it all. It sounds like you have something serious going on and should have it checked out. Good luck!
  2. Chronic Anal Leakage

    Oh thank you for sharing that with me. I appreciate it.
  3. Chronic Anal Leakage

    When you say "much worse" would you mind expanding? Does your bladder leak as well? I have a Dr's appt on Tuesday. I am not hopeful. But will definitely ask about Celiac.
  4. I was treated a few months ago for a fistula in my anus and had leakage leading up to it. My colorectal Dr thought originally that is why the leakage was happening. She also said it could be my diet and that I may have leaky gut. It has been 2 months since and the leakage started up again. I have also noticed while I am sleeping that my bladder leaks as well. Nothing major, but enough to notice in the am. (I am 39, good health and never had children). I saw my Dr. today and she said this is a "head scratcher" and is unclear what/why/how the leakage is happening. She said I may want to look into my psych meds -- Prozac and Busiprone. There is no info anywhere on the web indicating this is a known side affect. And I have been taking meds for 17 years. Has anyone dealt with these sorts of things from gluten allergies, or other sensitivities? I am at my wits end. I have started to cut out chocolate, caffeine, spicy food, citrus, dairy, tomatoes and all gluten products. I'll admit that I have cheated as I feel like I have nothing to eat at all anymore. I will say that I feel the difference from going gluten free -- not exhausted all day everyday! So that's a plus! I also get incredible itchiness done there. Which was initially diagnosed as pruritus ani, then the fistula was diagnosed. I am feeling so defeated. Especially with having to cut so much out of my diet. ANY FEEDBACK at all would be helpful and comforting. I am in so much shame and defeat. Thank you!