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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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After 1 month of being with a gastro doctor who wont help me out i decided to go to someone else, this new gastro order blood test for Celiac, but i was diagnosed 1 month ago by biopsy and am on the gluten free diet, will the blood tests show if i have been not eating any wheat products? I have bad diarrhea even after being gluetin free for 1 month and losing alot of weight, how can i keep my weight steadyor not lose anymore, im eating alot but nothing stays in my body.

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Guest jhmom

Why would your new Gastro doc run Celiac blood test if you have already been dx through a biopsy?

To answer your question, yes being gluten-free for a month will affect your blood test, they will not be accurate.

I hope you feel better soon!

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The old gastro i went to never did run blood test for celiac all they did was the biopsy of the small intestine and colon, i know that dont make sense! I dont know why this new gastro would run this test when i have been on the gluentin free diet for 1 month! makes me mad!

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If it were me I would have the doc check out the other symptoms you are having and inform him that you are on a gluten-free diet and if you are WILLING or NOT WILLING to go back on gluten to satisfy his needs to test you again.

I would also go to your old Gastro and get a copy of your biopsy results and any other tests he ran and take with you to the new Gastro doc, so that he can see what he been done.

I wish you luck and do hope you feel better soon! Take care :D

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I would consider the possibility of bacterial overgrowth, which can give you cleiac-type symptoms. Recent research showed that a large percentage of people who go gluten-free and still have symptoms also have bacterial overgrowth. You can ask your doctor about it but I would just start taking a probiotic like Culturelle. It won't hurt you and it might solve the problem.

PS -- If you try this and it does the trick it does NOT mean you don't have celiac disease. I would say that with positive biopsy you have celiac disease.

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I will ask my new gastro about bacterial overgrowth when i go back there in 2 weeks, i allready gave him copies of my biopsy of my small intestine and colon. If i would have bacterial overgrowth of my intestine how would they be able to find this out does anyone know?

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Here's froma medical web site. I just did a google search for "bacterial overgrowth +diagnosing" and got lots.

"Identifying the cause of small bowel bacterial overgrowth, and even diagnosing it as the cause of the patient

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