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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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Can Trace Amounts Of Blood In Urine Be A Symptom Too?
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I suspect that I have a gluten allergy. I'm new to this forum (1st post). Yesterday I started an gluten elimination diet to see if I feel better. I've got problems with diarrhea, gas, abdominal pain from gas, occasional dizziness, anemia, infertility (had kids through IVF), and Antiphospholipid Syndrome (autoimmune production of antiphospholipid antibodies).

This past year I've had trace amounts of blood in my urine. My doctors - GP and Urologist have ordered a CAT Scan and a cystoscopy (scoping of the bladder and urethra) to rule out problems. They can't find a cause of the blood but aren't concerned with cancer after the tests. I'm wondering if the blood in the urine might be related to the gluten allergy. Has anyone else had this problem? Perhaps it's unrelated but I'm trying to look at my symptoms.

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I get this effect also. Gluten can impact the kidneys and I also throw protein as well as blood at times. Your not alone in that effect. Your other symptoms really sound like celiac if I was you I would give the diet a good strict try. You have come to a good place for info and support. Ask any thing you feel you need to and someone will likely have a answer or point you to one.

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I'm guessing it's not much blood or they'd be a little more worked up over it and probably would have used the "B" word by now. If I remember right a reading of blood cells in urine under 300 is considered normal, anything over that raises questions. My highest reading was 2300 I think :D There are other threads here somewhere where other people have talked about having kidney disease and Celiacs. In my case it was something called Thin Basement Membrane where the filtering membranes in the kidney's become rigid and don't filter well. They were allowing blood and protein into the urine at relatively high rates. It's not life threatening and doesn't progress into something that is. It may or may not be related to Celiac Disease. There's really no way to know.

There are many different kidney disorders out there, and many of them do not lead to renal failure and are not life threatening.

Violet

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I remember too reading about a conection between blood in urine and celiac, even in animals, I think I read it on the neurotakl or braintalk forum where dogtorj posts.

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