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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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My son was diagnosed celiac in May 2017 and been gluten free since April. He still has mucus in his bowel movements even though he eats gluten free only. Has anyone else got these symptoms. 

Going to the Dr tomorrow as getting  no answers off his paediatrician. I am wondering if he got intolerance to something else as well. 

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I am sorry that your son is ill.  It is time to have his antibodies checked to see if they are coming down as recommended by celiac experts as part of follow-up care.  You might think he is gluten free, but maybe he is getting hidden sources of gluten.  


If his result are fine and celiac disease is not the cause, your GI can look into other issues (e.g. IBD: Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis).  Consider a food and symptom diary.  Is he off dairy?  Lactose Intolerance is common in celiacs.  It can be temporary.  Of course he can react to any food.  I hope you and your doctor can figure it out.   


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No we still.on gluten free and yes that s the plan to ask Dr for blood test. And see if it's high still. 

He year 11 high school and exams soon. He missing school and get no help from school. Will ask Dr tomorrow for blood test. 


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My daughter, who does not have celiac disease, is also in the 11th grade.  Since you said exams instead of finals, I assume you are not in the US where a 504 plan can accommodate anyone with a disability (celiac disease counts).  This includes tudors, more time to complete tests, etc.  Do you have a comparable plan? 

Honestly, our school lunches (public) are horrid.  My kid has not purchased a lunch since the 1st grade.  I would NOT trust them to keep a celiac child safe.  Sad but true!  My girl who has celiac disease even works for the district’s food service and does not eat their food.  If course it might be different where you live.  

I hope you find answers.  

The learning for celiac disease is VERY steep.  Teens also like to fit in.  

May was just a few months back. It can take a up  to a year or longer to heal.  So patience is necessary.  Hang in there Mom!  

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We in the UK he takes a pack lunch and have asked for a health plan so wait and see. Not easy when he taking his gcse and he wants to do well. Thanks for the advice 

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I would stick to a very basic gluten-free diet as recommended by Dr. Fasano and other celiac experts.  It would not hurt for a short amount of time and might get him through his exams.  

This is the study about dealing with Trace Amounts of Hidden Gluten (not saying your son has non-responsive celiac disease) Look at Table 1 found a few pages into the report.  The diet is basically, plain meats and fish, veggies, fruit, rice, etc.  — nothing really processed.  It is what I do when I get “glutened” until I recover.  



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