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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. Thank you for your help. I will make sure to ask specifically for those tests when I go to see my Doctor. I will update when I find out.
  2. The problem that I think I have here is that the colonoscopy/endoscopy was done prior to the antibody test that was done. I am not sure if the Gastroenterologist checked for Celiac or not. Perhaps I need to have another procedure done? That would be a pain.
  3. Thanks for the response. I have had an antibody test, I just can't remember exactly what it was called and I don't have the paperwork with me right. The first Doctor came to the Celiac conclusion based on my antibody test. I will try to find the paperwork and post the test.
  4. Ok. I am 30 years old and for the past 2 years I have been dealing with a lot of bowel issues that don't seem to ever go away. I noticed that I was having a lot of different types of stool and a lot of bowel irritation. I went to the Doctor to have them run tests and no one could find anything so they called it IBS - I never had this issue in my life until 2 years ago.The issue kept going and I couldn't seem to shake it - in fact, I started feeling light headed and experienced a lot of confusion and fatigue. I decided to go back to the Doctor who tested me for a lot of different issues, some of which included Hep. C., Mono (which he said I had at one point but not currently), white blood cells, MRI (for the head stuff) and a ton more stuff which never yielded results. I even had a colonoscopy/endoscopy (they found nothing but mild gastritis). The Doctor finally said that he wanted to test me for Celiac. I was tested and then diagnosed with Celiac Disease due to a blood test that showed a reaction to Gliadin Peptides. I had a second Doctor take a look and this doctor said she was going to test for the "Celiac gene". According to the second Doctor, I didn't test positive for the gene - therefore I did not have Celiac. So I went back to consuming Gluten. This all happened about a year and a half ago. Fast forward to about a week ago - the symptoms have not stopped for two years, sometimes I feel that they are worse. I went to a new Doctor, in a completely different state who has looked at my records and is convinced that I have Celiac or some variant, despite the test that said I don't have the gene. I am at a loss here and I have no idea what to do. I feel like I can't even live a normal life anymore because I always feel sick. I am sick and tired of not knowing what is wrong with me and whether or not I actually have Celiac or some form of Gluten intolerance. Can anyone help me here?