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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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Hey guys. I recently visited a GI for some original gastritis diagnosis due to excessive alcohol use turned digestive issues. The digestive issues include bloating, gas, diarrhea from the gastritis diagnosis and then a few days of normal stools and then flip flopping between diarrhea and regular stools but then recently i had a few days of constipation and now I think I'm back to diarrhea. My concern started with me seeing clear undigested food in my stools that got me really scared and then I just kept seeing food and it was terrifying. Doc doesn't suspect celiac and thinks it might be IBS and the PPI medication from the gastritis but did tests nonetheless. All the results were normal except for some blood count stuff which was low but nothing the GI thought was worrisome. He also did an endoscopy and said my stomach has mild inflammation and the duodenum appears normal but took biopsies as he has to have them looked under a microscope to actually see damage. I'm really really scared about the biopsy results which I won't know for another week or so. All this is happening so quickly and I've been suffering since my gastritis diagnosis two months ago with all these different problems. If someone could help me out with how likely you think that I do have celiacs or just learning to deal with this stuff it would be so so great. I'm in my freshman year of college and I'm so scared that I brought this upon myself just because I started drinking and I'm so frustrated.

IgA: 239 mg/dL

TtG: <2 U/mL

Both the IgA and TtG were reported as "normal". I noticed that other people's posts about the blood results contained some GDP tests? The IgA and TtG were the only celiacs related tests on my blood report. 

Please help me as much as you can. Thank you so so much! 

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First of all in regards to your test were you on a gluten free diet when the test was done if so , then the test would come back normal

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3 hours ago, ShaneGrimes said:

First of all in regards to your test were you on a gluten free diet when the test was done if so , then the test would come back normal

The original poster hasn't been on for many months.

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