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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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Hi , I am 20 years old and I have been gluten free for a year. I was tested for celiacs and the result was negative, but my doctor said it could be wrong. I have many symptoms of it and going gluten-free is the only thing that has helped. As a child I would get hospitalized often because of stomach aches and because I would stop eating. I was too young to say that I was constipated so the doctors didn

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This sounds so much like celiac. My daughter has it and she never had the classic symptoms so the doctors didn't catch it. She was constipated, took the MiraLax, ate more fiber, ended up in the ER, etc. It was only 2.5 months ago that we got the diagnosis and we started connecting the dots. The distended stomach is one of her issues as well. I don't know if it just takes time and healing but will be interested in other replies to that one. Good for you for finally getting it figured out and feeling better!

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This sounds so much like celiac. My daughter has it and she never had the classic symptoms so the doctors didn't catch it. She was constipated, took the MiraLax, ate more fiber, ended up in the ER, etc. It was only 2.5 months ago that we got the diagnosis and we started connecting the dots. The distended stomach is one of her issues as well. I don't know if it just takes time and healing but will be interested in other replies to that one. Good for you for finally getting it figured out and feeling better!

Thank you for replying, I hope your daughter is feeling better as well!

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