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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. The gastroenterologist said I'm negative on celiac.
  2. Kareng, thanks again for your advice and comments. I really appreciate it. This afternoon I see my gastroenterologist for the first time since I had my blood work, stool samples, x-rays, fluoroscopy. We'll see what, if any, conclusions he might have drawn Thanks, again. gordon
  3. Oatmeal can be problematic, so I pose this question,.I have been buying John McCann Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal from Trader Joe's for some time. The container does not say anything about being gluten-free, but it also does not say anything about having wheat as an ingredient. In fact, the only thing it really says is that it is "100 whole grain." Can I eat the oatmeal? http://www.mccanns.ie/p_SteelCut.html gordon
  4. Thanks for that link. I looked pretty carefully on the bottle, but I didn't see "gluten-free" on the label. gordon
  5. Thanks for your reply, kareng. Yes I did read that link. gordon
  6. This is all very confusing, but thanks for all the responses. I'm sorry not to have replied sooner, but I keep on getting locked out. Gordon
  7. For several months I had been, and have been, having trouble with an excess amount of gas, bloated abdomen, and so on. My primary physician suggested I take Beano and simethicone to relieve these symptoms. These didn't seem to be working, so he sent me to have blood work done and to provide stool samples. None of these tests resulted in anything that stood out. He then had me get a cat scan. Again, nothing stood out. (Meanwhile he had me continue taking the Beano and simethicone) In desperation, or perhaps in exasperation, he referred me to a gasterenterolgist. The gasterenterologist had me stop taking the Beano and simethicone and instead has me on a probiotic (Align). He also had me stop taking the antibiotic medication I was using to manage a urinary tract infection. He, too, sent me to have blood work done and to provide stool samples. In adition, he sent me to have xrays and a flouroscopy done. He has me scheduled for a followup appointment this coming Tuesday. And he suggested I might be allergic to celiac and gluten intolerant, which has lead me to ask the following questions. If a product is not labeled gluten-free, does that mean it is not gluten-free? Do some food producers not think it is important to label something gluten-free or not? For example the tofu I buy at Trader Joe's is not labeled gluten-free, but I had read somewhere that tofu in general is gluten-free. My local Trader Joe's has a list of gluten-free products, probably a nation-wide generated list. The list indicates that the Trader Joe's canned pink salmon is gluten-free, but the can says nothing about being gluten-free. I also drink Langer's Zero Sugar Added Cranberry Joice to ward off urinary tract infections, but the label says nothing about it being gluten-free. What should I be reading on the juice label ingredients to warn me if I am gluten intolerant? How about vitamin supplements? I noticed that the fourth ingredient on my Centrium multivitamin shows Mannitol (Wheat), so I guess I'll have to stop taking this supplement. This leads me to another question. For over twenty years, I have had an ileostomy. That means, among other things, that I cannot use gel forms of medications because I cannot absorb them properly. Instead, I need to take capsule, chewable, or liquid forms of medication. (I use a fish oil omega three supplement, instead of a gel tablet.) I know these are lot of questios to pose for a first post, and I even may have omitted some questions that slipped my mind, but I would greatly appreciate your advice and suggestions and eagerly await your responses. Thank you very much. Gordon (By the way, the Align doesn't seem to be having any affect on my symptoms.)