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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. Hi, I am at the end of my rope. I have suffered from extreme bloating, awful gas and occasional diarrhea for the last couple years. I've been to doctors and discussed IBS and "adding more fiber and water" to my diet. I grew up eating oatmeal almost every morning. My mother is a dietitian (no longer practicing) and taught me how to eat well-rounded healthy meals. In 2007, I was in studying in Spain for one month and had a very stressful, anxious experience because of factors outside of my control. It was when I returned that I started having problems. As I say, my stomach blew up. I tell my family this every time it happens, not knowing why or what to do-- nothing alleviates the pain. I saw a gastroenterologist and had an an endoscopy and colonscopy. He said I had "ulcerations", the beginnings of ulcers. I don't remember the results beyond this. I cut back on coffee and wine, but 3 years later, I'm in the same boat. A year ago, I was talking to a new GP about it and she "suggested" I cut out gluten. I did and a couple weeks better i was feeling better. It wasn't solved and so I started reading books about the hidden places of gluten, so now I'm even more vigilant. Celiac has been diagnosed in 2 people in my family, both on my mother's father's side. One is my mother's cousin and the other is my mother's sister. My grandfather's relatives come from Wales. I still have issues when I go out to eat since I do not quite know what to ask for yet. My question is can I even be tested for celiac if I have been off gluten for almost an entire year?? What are the benefits of the diagnoses? THANK YOU!