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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. Does anyone use the product Align Probiotic? Does it help? Any side effects?
  2. Thank you, everyone for your kind response. I do appreciate all your help.
  3. GottaSki: I am so sorry to hear that you have had problems for so long, but I am grateful for your advice and knowledge through these challenges. Question: Will I know that I am doing good on my gluten free diet if my lab results improve, like my iron deficiency anemia?
  4. GottaSki and Lisa: Thank you for your kind reply GottaSki: That is exactly what I am worried about. Can you do everything humanly possible to go gluten free and still have problems and damage? I know everyone is different, but is it rare to still cause damage or is it more common to see more damage? Lisa: Great advice about staying home, thank you. I do have problems digesting dark green lettuce, but seem to be ok with the regular lettuce (which seems to be less nutritious and filled with water). Should celiac’s not eat lettuce? I need to know if I should avoid it in the future. Thank you!
  5. I have been totally gluten free since Friday. Finally, I have experienced a small improvement. I had more energy this morning (iron deficiency anemia). So I ventured out of the house to eat a salad for lunch. I talked to the manager, asked the manager to have the kitchen change gloves, not touch the salad with any bread products. Question: So I'm not sick yet. Am I right to think that a cross-contamination would send me to the bathroom immediately, or will I be up all night running to the bathroom? Am I in the clear? Question: I am stressed out about cross-contamination. Can I assume that if I am not sick, then I was not cross-contamination? Do you ever worry about cross-contamination WITHOUT symptoms?
  6. Thank you for your kind response and help. It is reassuring to know that some had benign lymph node issues. I will try not to stress out about it. Thank you all.
  7. Please help. I was just diagnosed and I am confused. CT scan in November showed two lymph nodes mildly enlarged and thickening of lining of small intestine near where the small and large intestine meet (I believe that is what I heard). I went on 14 days of antibiotics for diverticulitis. Repeat CT scan showed no change in mildly enlarged lymph nodes. Endoscope and colonoscopy a week ago. Three biopsy spots. Small intestine biopsy diagnosed me with Celiac (probably misdiagnosed for many years). Second in stomach showed irritation. Last showed Bariatic esophagus. Repeat endoscope in 6 months for Bariatic esophagus and will biopsy small intestine too. Asked GI about my Lymph nodes in membrane of small intestine. He did not know why they would be enlarged, no cancer inside the colon. He wants to do a repeat CT scan. He did not seem concerned about Lymphoma. I asked if enlarged lymph nodes are common with Celiac, and he said no, it is rare but he has seen it before. Nurse who conveyed this to me said that lymph nodes are just mildly enlarged, not huge like lymphoma.... but that seemed to be her input, not doctors. Follow up review with GI doctor March 18 Here is the confusion: Has anyone had mildly enlarged lymph nodes at diagnosis that go down with gluten free diet? Or should I be concerned about that very rare and extremely deadly form of lymphoma? I hope the repeat CT scan shows they are smaller and not larger, but I sure would feel better hearing from this board if they had enlarged lymph nodes at diagnosis.