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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. Hi. My doctor has ordered these antibody blood tests: Anti-Cardiolipin IgG Anti-Gliadin Antibody IgA Anti-Gliadin Antibody IG First, i'm not sure about the first one Anti-Cardiolipin IgG, since I have not read about it. Wouldn't the Anti-tissue transglutaminase Antibody (tTG), IgA test be better? Also, I've been on a gluten-free diet for 2 weeks now, and I want to ask if I should take the test now, or eat gluten for a few days and then take the test? How long then should I delay? From I've read I believe the tTG test is better, but since the lab at the hospital does not do this, how reliable are the above three tests in indicating celiac disease? Thanks for the help!!
  2. Thanks Angel of Jersey ! If it takes so long to diagnose celiac disease through a trial, then are there pathological tests which can determine that? Also, since I've been Gluten-free for some time, will that affect the outcome of those tests? Thanks again, appreciate your kind help !
  3. Hello all! I'm from Pakistan, age 24, and suffering from a serious problem which I have all but bashed my head against the wall to solve. That's why I have joined this site, hoping to talk to people who may have similar problems. In brief, my problem is: - Always suffered from diarrhea, frequency at least 2 times a week, all my life. - Never feel hungry, even when fasting. Always feeling of fullness, can't eat too much. Abdomen slightly distended. - Weak appearance, never able to gain weight even with heavy eating (proteins, carbs) and fanatical bodybuilding. - History: Diagnosed with Intestinal Tuberculosis at age 1 month, had full treatment for a year with antibiotics. - Recent Steps: Consulted doctors: first went on lactose-free diet, now 2 weeks on gluten-free diet. TB tests all negative, hence a TB relapse is ruled out. My doctor has put me on a one month gluten-free diet to test for wheat-intolerence. Two weeks have passed: initially for 2 days I felt a little better and the diarrhea actually transformed into constipation, but for the past week I've had extreme diarrhea, with very, ahem, aqueous stools. I want to ask those of you who may be Celiacs what was the progression of their sypmtoms after going on a gluten-free diet. How long does it normally take for the symptoms to go away? I hope I find out the nature of my disease sooner rather than later. Thanks for your help! Uzair