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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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I recently was tested for celiacs (IGA-43 and IGG-110) and had a biopsy done that did not show any damage. My Endomysial IGA and Reticulin IGA were not detected. My doctor says I can either go on a gluten free trial or just not worry about it. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated because I'm not really sure what I should do.

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lovegrov    148

Two positive tests is a pretty high indicator of some sort of a gluten problem -- although it might not yet be full-blown celiac. In particular, the Iga test is VERY specific. Are you convinced the biopsy was done correctly, taking a minimum of a half dozen samples (10 is even better)? Damage can be patchy and can be missed.

The biggest question is whether you have symptoms. You must, otherwise why would he test you? If you do have symptoms do you feel bad enough to go gluten-free and see if that solves your problems?

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They did take 7 biopsy samples; the only reason I can think of that the biopsy results wouldn't be accurate is that I'm on some medicane for Crohns Disease (my doctor had mentioned before that some of the same meds are used to treate both). I was initially tested a few months ago after I had a Crohns flare up and became anemic very fast (which isn't as typical with Crohns). I don't have any pain after eating; although sometimes when I eat rich food like pasta or calzones I have some stomach pain (although I'm not sure if that would be Crohns or Celiac). My doctor is referring me to a nutritionist so I can have a gluten free trial (she's says for about two months, and then have my bloodwork rechecked. So i guess we'll see..........

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