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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.

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I am trying to find a good GI in the Sacramento area although I would go to the Bay area or Stanford if needed. I saw a GI doctor recently who wanted me to go on a gluten challenge for a definite diagnosis of Celiac. I had gone off gluten myself and was diagnosed by blood tests and symptoms by my rheumatologist. I don't think a gluten challenge is wise after all I have read and would like to find a doctor experienced with Celiac disease and Gluten intolerance. Any advice?

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I am trying to find a good GI in the Sacramento area although I would go to the Bay area or Stanford if needed. I saw a GI doctor recently who wanted me to go on a gluten challenge for a definite diagnosis of Celiac. I had gone off gluten myself and was diagnosed by blood tests and symptoms by my rheumatologist. I don't think a gluten challenge is wise after all I have read and would like to find a doctor experienced with Celiac disease and Gluten intolerance. Any advice?

Sounds like you were already diagnosed by an MD with out a cruel streak.

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Sounds like you were already diagnosed by an MD with out a cruel streak.

Yes that is true! I would just like someone who is experienced to follow me with this disease. My Rheumatologist doesn't know much about Celiac. She said it was just a hunch!

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I don't think you'll get much help beyond "don't eat gluten" but I really liked Dr Jane Melnick in San Francisco. She's a smart lady and very kind.

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I had to press my Doctor for a blood test. I had many symptoms including severe fatigue, headaches, joint pain, leg pain, Ibs, and she wanted to test me for everything but...

She finally tested me when everything else came back negative and it turned out I had antibodies for celiac spru. So she said to me "Gluten Free Diet". I haven't had any professional help since (Jan 2010)

I still don't feel 100% and wonder if a GI should be tracking my health.

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