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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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Here's my story. Last year I was dx'd with a b 12 deficiency and with the GI symptoms that I was having ended up having celiac blood tests done and an endoscopy. Unforunately my GI only took 2 biopsies in my small intestine, the rest were in my stomach and esophagus. All of those tests were negative. My GI told me celiac was impossible because my tests were negative with no family history. However, by then I had noticed that my GI problems were connected with gluten. My allergist at the time tested me for IgE allergies for wheat, barley, and rye. I came back with a weak positive for barley. He told me that if avoiding gluten bothered me to do so. Well I moved and my new allergist thinks that my asthma isn't asthma but a complication from the acid reflux I've never experienced. In two weeks I go back to see him where he wants to put me of a trial of prilosec to see if it helps. However, if I am going to have to add another permenant medication to my list, I want a firm reason to do so. My endoscopy did not show reflux a small patch of minor gastritis in my stomach but that was it. What I want is to be tested again. For both celiac and allergies spesifically IgG allergies. So, I guess my question is do doctors actually exist. I have heard both positive and negative things about that type of test. That some people do react to things but, it tends to have lots of false positives.

I guess I just want to know what tests to ask for.

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