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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. I have had strong symptoms of Celiacs for approximately 3 years; and growing up I have always been extremely pale, with sensitive skin (and no allergies) bruise/get nosebleeds easy, lethargy etc. The problem, is that if anything I have gained a fair amout of weight since the age o 18 (I am now 24). I have had my blood done twice and have been negative both times (but in the higher range). Is this common? Both my sister and grandfather are Celiacs who definitely experienced weight loss prior to diagnosis. I am currently in the early days of a 1 month Gluten Free diet to test myself prior to scheduling a biopsy per my doctor's request as she does not want to perform an intrusive procedure until we are more certain. Are there lots of other Celiacs out there who experienced no weight loss? Doctors in the past just brushed me off as this is one of the biggest symptoms.