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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? - 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

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I have an appointment in the morning with my family doc and want to be sure I ask for all of the correct blood tests. I would hope she'll know, but you know, just in case :) I don't want there to be any doubt, I want any test she can order lol

Also, anything specific I should ask about? I am taking along my history and notes about Celiac's. Again, I would hope she's a little knowledgeable, but I am not taking any chances. I want to be sure she knows I am serious and why. She's a great doctor, I don't think I will have to fight hard or anything, I guess I am just nervous about pleading my case for these tests.

Also, as far as I can tell being pregnant will not have any effect on the outcome of the tests right?

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Thank you!

The appointment went well. She, of course, thought it sounded like IBS, but also said it was smart to test for Celiac with the other symptoms. She said obviously we couldn't do the endoscope until after I had the baby. I am not sure if I would even want to have it if the blood tests are positive. I've never been sedated before and it kinda scares me honestly. She went ahead and checked my thyroid again too since they were already drawing blood, but it was normal just last summer.

They drew the blood and now I guess I wait. I know it depends on lab probably, but about how long does do people typically get results back?

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