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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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Got results of my celiac blood test and they were negative. 

Also today I had the endo/colonoscopy (trying to rule out cause of severe anemia). 

Nothing abnormal found,and biopsy  was taken. Anyone know how long that takes to come back? 

 

I'm frustrated that there was nothing abnormal found (yet thankful no cancer, ulcers,etc) but I really would like to know why I was so anemic. It would just be nice to know if I need to be completely gluten free. 

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I'm sorry that you still don't know what's going on. If all testing is negative or conclusive, there's always the option of trying the diet 100% for 6 months and seeing how your iron levels do and seeing what happens with any other symptoms that you have.

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When you say you want to know if you need to be completely gluten free does that mean you have been gluten light? If so that will cause a false negative on testing. After all celiac related testing is done a trial of a strict gluten free diet would be a good idea. If your issues resolve you have your answer no matter what the test results have shown.

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