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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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Hi guys, so these past few days I have a little bleeding/brown discharge. This is so embarrassing but I figured I'd ask. My period wasnt suppose to come for a week when I felt like I got pain on my left side and started spotting/seeing blood/brown when I wipe. So I had an ovarian cyst and had it removed in december. I had another on my other ovary but it was much smaller and risky to take off without taking my ovary too so they left it. She said she wasnt concerned about it bursting. Could the bleeding be from the gluten free diet and my body changing? Or do you think this could be the ovary/cyst? I'm very worried because these are very bad cysts and quite rare ones. I didnt even think it could be my cyst until I started googling. Ugh worst idea ever to google stuff like that because now I'm having a panic attack thinking I'm gonna be infertile. 

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Do not panic, but call your GYN to discuss or schedule an appointment.     We are not doctors here, but we can offer you lots of emotional support because we know that celiac disease and anxiety are linked!  

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9 minutes ago, cyclinglady said:

Do not panic, but call your GYN to discuss or schedule an appointment.     We are not doctors here, but we can offer you lots of emotional support because we know that celiac disease and anxiety are linked!  

 Right that's why I still called my doctor but I just wanted to see if anyone else had experienced the same thing.  I left a message And a nurse is going to get back to me so hopefully that will provide some relief .

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Celiac put me into a premature menapause and after being gluten free for a couple months I did start spotting.  I did get scared and made an appointment with my OB/GYN. In my case it was nothing and hopefully that will be the case for you also. Celiac can really mess with our reproductive systems and stress or illness can mess us up also.  I hope the nurse gets back to you soon and is able to set your mind at ease or set you up with a quick appointment.  Will keep my fingers crossed that it isn't another cyst acting up.

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