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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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It looks like your daughter is on her way to a celiac diagnosis. Everyone is different, but I think you will have to wait until the biopsies come back from the Pathologist. My endoscopy looked fine visually, yet my biopsies revealed intestinal damage (the villi are microscopic!) The important thing at this point is that she must still be eating gluten daily for the endoscopy. Once you get a diagnosis (sometimes labs lose stuff), then she can go gluten free. Both an elevated TTG and EMA leans strongly to a celiac diagnosis and not something else.
I would advise reading some books at your local library about celiac disease and read about it online too. Read through the forum postings as they contain great tips. We are here to help you with your questions.
I know you must be suffering so! Do you know if this is a celiac rash? I do not have DH, but many of our members do. Here is more information and possible treatment:
hi all my 7 year olds blood test came back in February as possible celiac her blood test results were anti endomysial antibodies are positive and ttg elevated to 91. she has been poorly a very long time animic for years borderlin diabetic. My question is she is going for a bowel/small intestines biopsy on Monday this is all new to me and just wondering what to expect with her only been 7 and if there is damage done can they see on the camera on the day? and if it's not celiac what could get blood test mean... thanks for and replies
Thanks cyclinglady, that makes me feel more confident to give it a try. I really need more fat in my diet and nuts would really help right now. I'm going to try this. Yeah, there may be days when I don't want to work so hard to get nuts out of the shells! I really hope my body lets me eat some nuts and seeds so I'm going to try adding them in slowly. Thanks again.