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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?  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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Hi all,

I didn't get a period this month for the first time in my entire life..they are usually very bad, even on the pill.

It's been about 6 weeks since I went gluten-free, so I'm wondering if this is why.

I took a pregnancy test last night and it said negative (on the 4th day of missed period, so it should have been accurate). So, I doubt I am pregnant..plus, I've been on the pill with no missed pills, etc. I have no pregnancy symptoms.

anyone else miss their period after going gluten-free? Maybe my body is in shock from the diet changes? Any thoughts?

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Right after I went glutenfree I experienced something like this:

Cycle on regular date

next one 2 weeks later

next one 4 weeks later

next one 2 weeks later

Then it went to being normal every 4 weeks.

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Mine didn't really screw up like that...it comes 28-35 days somewhere within that range and it never ceases to miss. But that has happened to people I know and it can be from weight loss and other things associated with celiac. If it keeps up I would ask your doctor about it though.

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One of the symptoms of celiac disease is missed periods because of malnutrition (Kind of like when girls miss periods when they are anorexic). If you have only been on the diet for 6 weeks then your intestines probably haven't healed resulting in malabsorption of essential vitamins and minerals in you intestin, which may cause you to miss a few periods. Ask your doctor if it's bothering you.

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With me it was the other way around. After years of getting it late it was in time for the first time after starting the gluten-free diet. The second time it was in time too and the third time it was late for about 7 days.

Hugs, Stef

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After going gluten-free, I had one or two periods, then never had another one. I spot periodically (usually once every two or three months), but no period. Since I am 46, I hope it stays this way! Most of the women in my family have to have hysterectomies by this age, so I consider myself blessed.

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