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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 all!!!! I guess there is part of me that wants "proof". I will hold off for now. Even though my family thinks I am crazy!!!!!! If it continues though gluten free, I will have to be tested...
  2. So I am new here and looking for help. I had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago. I did not have gall stones. I have never been over weight and am what people would typically call slim. I still had issues after gall bladder removal, so I took Welchol to stop the runs for 3+/- years after. I still had problems and in the last year, started having serious stomach pain - debilitating. At least once a week, I would have to stay in bed. I kept a record of what I ate, showed my GI, etc. He did endoscopy and a biopsy, which turned out negative. I think I had the IGa blood test - also negative. All last summer, regardless of diet and exercise, I looked BLOATED! The bloating was in my face and belly area. I had to start wearing size 6's to compensate (I have always been a 2/4). While a 6 is not big, it was really weird for me. And I was still having the stomach pain. I decided a couple of months ago to try low carb - hence NO gluten at all. No chance with low carb. The bloating went away after about a month, I felt better - less fatigued, no gas, no runs, etc. Oh, and I used to get a circular rash on my inner left arm. That disappeared too! I recently went to Jersey to visit my dad, and went gluten again - pizza, subs, cheese steaks, etc. The rash immediately came back and I was in the bathroom a lot. While I feel that I definitely gluten sensitive, I'd like to confirm for peace of mind. I also had a reaction to eggs recently, and would like to be tested. Has anyone had experience with Enterolabs? And do my symptoms warrant testing? At the end of my rope.... thanks!