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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. Has anyone had swollen lymph nodes and a painful underarm? I am wondering if this could be a result of lymph nodes removing toxins or a sign of something more sinister like cancer. I just had a mammogram, then a follow up mammogram to examine something suspicious, which was subsequently cleared. My white blood cell count is normal. My mother would like me to get a lymph node biopsy because she had non-Hodgkins lymphoma (she is also gluten intolerant and possibly an undiagnosed celiac) and wants me to eliminate lymphoma as a possible cause. I'd love to hear of other people's experience so I can have this in mind when seeing my doctor for a follow up visit.
  2. I just noticed these responses to my post. I am thrilled that you have all responded. Thank you. I wish our family had known years ago about about the dire consequences of milk for our brother for paranoia and for me for rheumatoid arthritic like symptoms. My brother got the worst end of the stick in my opinion. I have science articles on the connection between gluten/milk and schizophrenia and OCD if anyone who sees this post is interested. I hope that our posts here will help other people who are suffering from paranoia from undiagnosed gluten/milk intolerance.
  3. I was diagnosed with celiac disease a month ago. I have suffered over the years from abdominal pain, peripheral neuropathy, poor proprioception, bladder urgency, aching joints, muscle weakness, and poor balance. Years ago I was misdiagnosed with Crohn's disease although my digestion has been fine and pain has been the only abdominal related issue that I have noticed. After eating gluten I have severe abdominal cramping. I am also lactose intolerant. About a year ago I started noticing yellow/orange eyelids. After being diagnosed with celiac disease, I was concerned that the yellow eyelids might be an indication of liver disease and asked my GP to test my liver function. My liver function is normal. I was also tested for cholesterol which although bordering on high was no cause for concern. My B levels were fine. I am not anaemic. I don't eat many carrots. After 20 years of chronic illness I am concerned that the yellow eyelids might be a sign of something serious that I should be addressing. Alternatively, perhaps the yellow eyelids are some sort of reaction to gluten which will disappear over time? Has anyone had yellow eyelids? If so, did it go away after not eating gluten? What was the yellowing of the eyelids from?