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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? - 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

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  1. My family doctor had me do a blood test and stool sample. I was told I tested positive for celiac disease. My doctor sent a referral to a gut specialist who immediately sent a note back stating he did not think I have celiac disease. Now because I am not considered urgent I could wait a year for a biopsy. I get bloated to the point I look pregnant, I have missed my period, it took me 3 years to conceive my son and had to take fertility drugs, I am always tired, always feel sick, get cramps, feel nauses, have to unbutton my pants at work after eating because I am so uncomfortable. I do have some good days. I have been sick my entire life and have always been underweight. What do I do? Signs point to celiac but how do I confirm it without a biopsy? I cannot go on like this for another year. Would really appreciate any insight. Thank you.