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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 was talking to my friend Anna and, she told me if your diareeha is dark brown and, you only go once or twice a day that means your system is absorbing the nutrience just the same..If its light in color and, smelling bad then there could be some gluten in there...I'm in the healing process and, was told that the diareeha is normal and, that it can take some time to get better..

Whats confusing is that when I started the diet I saw a change very quick my stools where nice my body was responding nicely to the diet...until a wrong ingestion by error and, my system is back down and, having a hard time reforming my stool..the rice and, bananas are helping a little...but not quite well. I also get hunger cravings but I'm to sensitive to eat... :(:(

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Mario,

Chances are that if you ingest gluten (it's not nice but..) it would smell so bad it could gag a horse!!! Those are my experiences anyway. The cravings I get, can get pretty insane. I get so hungry I would eat all day everyday. Don't worry it all gets better in time!! B)

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I also worry about the diarrhea issue. I've been gluten-free for 9 months now, and I still have very loose and pale stool. I was recently diagnosed with Colitis, so that is part of the problem, but I still believe my bowel movements should be improving much more by now. I don't think I've had a normally formed stool in 2 years at least, if you'll excuse my directness! I really wish that particular symptom would finally subside; I really won't believe I'm well again until it does.

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I have problems with pale stools whenever I am iron deficient. Maybe you should have anemia testing.

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