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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 had 7 iron infusions over 7 weeks. They will check my bloodwork 5 weeks after my last infusion.
  2. Thanks. That's is probably a good point. I think they did DQA. I will check.
  3. Yeah I would try gluten free. I really have had minimal issues since the diet chnage. As I mentioned before my symptoms were daily and severe. I am 29, so it seems that we are had the same issues at the same age. Good luck to you. BTW, i had 7 iron infusions to normalize, so 2 probably wasn't near enough.
  4. Hi All, I am extremely frustrated with my gastroenterologist. I am not sure if there is an issue with diagnosing celiac or really what the underlying issue is. I have had abdominal pain ranging in severity of a few hours to a few days. This abdominal pain has been going on for years, and I was often told it was due to lactose intolerance. I avoid lactose, so I was confused why that was still the diagnosis. In addition to abdominal pain I also developed severe acid reflux following consumption of inert foods like english muffins, pasta, tortillas or anything in between. I went back to the doctor 2 months ago for the acid reflux and they did blood work and were actually willing to work me up this time. I was diagnosed with severe iron deficiency anemia. Hgb=6 and Ferritin at 1 I was rushed to the hematologist and they started iron infusions, which I feel fine. They were immediately worried that I had Celiac and did all of the blood tests, but all of my antibodies are negative. I decide to try coming off gluten, and I have been 98% gluten-free for the last two months and feel better than I have in years. No abdominal pain and no acid reflux. The gastroenterologist says that Celiac would be the logical answer with the abdominal pain, acid reflux, and iron deficiency anemia but since my blood tests were negative he will not diagnose me with Celiac disease. However, he had no cause for the iron deficiency anemia or acid reflux. Endoscopy and Colonoscopy were negative. has anyone had a similar symptoms? I would just like a definitive diagnosis. I am going to stay gluten-free, but it would be nice to have a diagnosis. Thanks!