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.
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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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You had a positive on the celiac blood test, right? So, based on the algorithm, you should proceed to biopsy.
Now, keep in mind that the small intestine is vast (size of tennis court). So, even if negative, your GI may recommend trialing the gluten-free diet. (You could just be in the early stages of development). The goal though is to get well. Keep that in mind.
I am not sure this was handled properly by ALL the adults in charge! Most restaurants discourage bringing in food because of local health regulations -- not because they are trying to make you buy their food. Some restaurants will overlook this. I suspect this was handled poorly by the child's parent. He should have called in advance and talked directly to a manager and not wait staff. The parent could have prevented this humiliating experience. Life is hard. Kids adjust.
We have eaten in that very tavern. Okay, my kid ate. Hubby and I consumed our gluten-free picnic meal in the common areas. We just ordered a drink and enjoyed the ambiance. My 7 year old daughter was dressed in a period costume I sewed. We had a fabulous experience in Williamsburg.
Thankyou cyclinglady you give very good advice. Just gets a little confusing when i see other forums and everybody is chatting about different bloods and numbers in tests? and have you adked for this test and have you had the other test, it sounds very complicated.
Just keep eating gluten! I took the time between blood tests and endoscopy to bid gluten goodbye. I ate all my favorite things! It made me sicker, but it also made it easier for me to give up gluten for life. You will just have to address other issues if discovered by your doctor, when you cross that bridge.