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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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Hitchcock    0

My niece has celiac disease and my aunt does, my question is I've been throwing up at least 5 times a week and diarrhea most of the time. My mood swings are bad sometimes. I want to know if others have had the same symptoms as me and is celiac.

Jan

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GottaSki    459

Welcome Jan!

 

How long have you had these symptoms?  There are numerous symptoms associated with Celiac Disease...here is a list:

 

http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/CDCFactSheets10_SymptomList.pdf

 

Celiac Disease is genetic -- your Aunt is enough reason to be tested every 3-5 years -- more often if symptoms arise.

 

Make sure you get a complete Celiac antibody panel:

 

Total Serum IgA

tTG - Both IgA and IgG

EMA - IgA

DGP - Both IgA and IgG

 

If you suspect Celiac Disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity DO NOT remove gluten until the testing is complete -- the tests measure antibodies created in response to gluten ingestion.

 

Good Luck to you :)

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Lisa    457

It is quite possible with your family history that you have Celiac, or on your way.

 

You have two options before you.  One, is to remain on a full gluten diet and be tested for the blood test that Lisa offered.  Or, to go gluten free.  With improvement on a fully compliant diet, you could consider yourself Non Celiac Gluten Sensitive or with Celiac Disease.  There is no current testing for NCGS.

 

Personally, I would suggest that you be tested by a doctor who is fairly well versed in testing and interpretations.

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