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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'm looking for some opinions/support here. I am the mother of two celiac boys. Both diagnosed a year and a half ago. One has Crohn's as well. We are convinced that the Crohn's was triggered by undiagnosed Celiac, but that is another subject. My niece is 13 and has all the symptoms of celiac. They did a trial of no gluten and all her abdominal symptoms and skin rashes subsided. However, once I was told of this I encouraged them to get her tested and that she'd have to eat gluten for the accurate results. So, today she had the blood work done and we are anticipating an endoscopy. The endoscopy won't be done until May due to not wanting to miss school. My question to all of you is this: What should she do between now and then? Can she completely go off gluten until shortly before the endoscopy, can she jus eat a small amount daily? How much does she need to keep eating to keep positive results? If she minimizes her consumption will it make a difference in her symptoms? For example instead of eating gluten at every meal, if she just ate one cracker a day would it continue the damage ( and thus a positive result) but not make her feel so crummy all day. Or would eating a cracker cause her to feel just as bad so she may as well eat whatever? Thanks, Kris