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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. After having stomach problems for at least 12 years, I have finally figured out I have problems with Gluten. I went on a diet to lose weight in July of 2011 and I felt great. I thought it was because I wasn't eating popcorn anymore. As the diet went on I started adding back in carbs and found my stomach pain was back as soon as I ate anything with gluten in it. I took gluten out of my diet again and felt great. In January I had blood tests done that were negative due to my gluten free diet. I had the following blood tests in January 2012 Tissue Transglutaminase antibody IGA 3 Immunoglobulin A Gliadin antibody IGA 42L Vitamin D 11 In March I ate Gluten for 2 weeks and then had a endoscope biopsy done that showed inflamation but no villi damage. I tested positive for HLA Dq2. The doctor decided that I would have to eat gluten for 1-2 months and redo the endoscope to get a real diagnosis. He feels confident in assuming I have Celiac due to the various tests and the fact that I feel better on a gluten free diet. Symptoms: Fatigue gas pains abdomen distension My question is: I'm wondering if it is worth going thru the month or two of pain so I can have a real diagnosis. I would like to know if it is really Celiac or if I am gluten intolerant. Has anyone else been thru this?