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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. Thanks for the info. I will ask the GI about my twin sister and nephews to see if they need to be tested regularly too. I'm hoping our insurance will pay for gene testing also to help rule any of us out if possible.
  2. Me either, that's why i think it's important to see the GI since my GP doesn't seem to have much knowledge on the subject. I wasn't sure if these were considered very strong, although it looks like it, i don't know how it is compared to others with Celiac. As long as she (GI) is going to give a celiac diagnosis i am happy not having him do an endo. We go on Monday so we'll see.
  3. I'm hoping the GI will say no endo but i know its not a huge deal if we do from what i've read, so we'll see. Our doc really doesn't know much about Celiac and i'm not entirely comfortable just doing that with him. He seemed to think it was possibly just a wheat allergy but when i got on the internet it seems it's more likely Celiac which is different from what i am reading.
  4. Our insurance won't allow us to go to the GI docs closet to us (within 30 min to an hour), so i found a pediatric GI 2 1/2 hrs away. She has good reviews on the internet so hopefully the trip will be worth the time. I've been doing lots of reading. The book i have is from 2010. Can anyone recommend a good book maybe more updated to 2017, hopefully i can find it at my library? Thanks
  5. And is an Internal Medicine practice appropriate? I'm not finding many GI docs around here.
  6. Thyroid disease does run in the family. And yes it was red blood not black or tarry, darn it. Thanks.
  7. Thank you. We should test for Graves and hashimotos too correct?
  8. We ran some blood work after blood in his stool. Deamidated gliding abs, IgA 119, strong positive >30. T- transglutaminase (tTG) IgA 69, positve >10. Is this suggesting he does have celiac? And do we go see a GI doc? What other tests and hoping to avoid a biopsy.