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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. Thank you so much!! I took the advice of another poster and didn't run out and buy a bunch of gluten-free stuff....I'm sticking with proteins, fruit, veggies, rice, salad, corn chex for now and will gradually add in some gluten-free items. Today is day 3 and I feel good....the main issue is the gnawing pain in my mid-abdomen. It seems to be getting worse instead of better =(...it's actually causing me a lot of worry!
  2. Hi, all...I will keep this short. Just had an endoscopy for upper right quadrant & belly button region pain. It came back positive for Celiac. My symptoms are pretty mild compared to most people, I think...bloating, moodiness, anxiety, occasional hives. I'm a 38-year-old active & weight-appropriate female. This pain/pinching feeling started about three weeks ago and it's not cramping...it's more like something is scratching the inside of my body, sort of a "niggling" feeling. It comes and goes and is not severe. I'm going in for blood work & a CT scan this week. My questions are: 1. What additional tests (if any) should I make sure the gastroenterologist orders? I've seen some people mentioning the camera pill. I'm extremely nervous about having some type of malignancy, so that's why I want to make sure I'm proactive. 2. I plan on going gluten-free as soon as my blood tests are done tomorrow. Does anyone have a good recommendation for a gluten-free cookbook? I'm an omnivore. 3. Anything else I should be aware of aside from gluten-free prep for the CT? Thanks for your help in advance!! I've been lurking this site since the procedure and it's encouraging to find that so many are having a positive gluten-free experience!