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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.

Sorry For The Stupid Question
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but what's a GI? Can anyone explain all the associated abbreviations? I just found out I have celiac but I'm unfamiliar with all the shortened terms while reading through the posts :-)

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Nope . . . no stupid questions.

Definition: A gastroenterologist (GI) is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the entire gastrointestinal tract.

Here are some more . . .

CC - Cross Contamination

DH - Dear Husband OR Dermatitis Herpetiformis

DS/DD - Dear Son/Dear Daughter

on second thought . . .

GI can also be Gluten Intolerant . . . I've been seeing that one around a lot lately which leads to

NCGI - NonCeliac Gluten Intolerant.

What else you got? I'm on a roll!!

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Thanks Janet <3 :-)

I'll make sure to post here if I run into any more!

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Here's a few more for you:

A.D.D. Attention Deficit Disorder.

ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

BFF - Best friend forever (I think?)

SO - significant other

DP - dear partner

op - other poster

pp - previous poster

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Welcome to the forum! :)

Here are a few more we might use:

the big D--diarrhea

C--constipation

(yes, we talk about poop quite a bit :lol: )

DX--diagnosis

GB- gall bladder

IBS --irritable bowel syndrome (which we also joke is the doctor's DX when "I BE STUMPED") I told that one to my GI today and he said "good one"!

Just ask if you see any more that are not clear!

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Dear Mushroom, doesn't OP mean original poster? (as in, if I hijack this thread and take it off topic, we might want to get back to the OP's question...)

And while we're talking about acronyms, I've discovered that the software for these forums will automatically spell out a couple of them, so you can save some typing and just use the abbreviation. One it will spell out is G F (remove the space) for gluten-free and it will turn C D into celiac-disease. I discovered that 2nd one when I typed that abbreviation for compact discs. :lol:

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I think this forum will auto check gluten-free, if not I recall it being discussed. (we'll see).

I really wish that people would stop using those abbreviations. It's not very helpful. ;)

YES! IT DID AUTO CHECK! :D I TYPED IN G.F. <remove the dot>

AND...ditto on the "no stupid questions". B)

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Dear Mushroom, doesn't OP mean original poster? (as in, if I hijack this thread and take it off topic, we might want to get back to the OP's question...)

Not Schroomie, but Yup :)

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DH - Dear Husband OR Dermatitis Herpetiformis

The shared abbreviation is for some reason striking me as hilarious this evening. :D

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The shared abbreviation is for some reason striking me as hilarious this evening. :D

OH Yeah... :lol::lol::lol:

I could say sooo much...

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One it will spell out is G F (remove the space) for gluten-free and it will turn C D into celiac-disease. I discovered that 2nd one when I typed that abbreviation for compact discs. :lol:

yes, I found those 2 out early on too! :)

One time, I was answering GFinDC guy's question and when I addressed him, it auto-spelled out gluten free. :lol: saves some time. I was a newbie and thought it magical. :)

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Dear Mushroom, doesn't OP mean original poster? (as in, if I hijack this thread and take it off topic, we might want to get back to the OP's question...)

Totally agree. Brain f**t :lol: I do sometimes use op, lower case, however, to denote a previous responder. :) Probably shouldn't, per Lisa's response. It makes it hard for newbies. I know when I first came on (and even later) I puzzled over a lot of them, especially BFF (sounded like three bad words in a row, as in D, D, double D, two BB's and an H) :lol: I will let the non-Brits try and figure that one out.

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Also you'll occasionally see (mostly from me I think! :D )

SF = Soy Free

CF = Casein Free

DF = Dairy Free

IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary (I think this should be mandatory at the top of every response containing advice!)

IMO = In My Opinon

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion; The poster then usually goes on to express some entirely not so humble opinion, often asserting that what they are posting is well known and every sane person should be aware of this fact and they can't believe that you don't already know this as its obvious to the known world and good grief can't you people use google?! I know, because I'm quite often guilt of this! :lol: So if anyone sees me do this, you have my proactive permission to slap me upside the head with a stinky, smelly, 5 day old trout.

Context means a lot. The DH one threw me for a long time when I first joined here!

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A gluten free trout of course!!!!! :blink:

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IMHO = In My Humble Opinion; The poster then usually goes on to express some entirely not so humble opinion, often asserting that what they are posting is well known and every sane person should be aware of this fact and they can't believe that you don't already know this as its obvious to the known world and good grief can't you people use google?! I know, because I'm quite often guilt of this! :lol: So if anyone sees me do this, you have my proactive permission to slap me upside the head with a stinky, smelly, 5 day old trout.

IBTD (I beg to differ) :)

and wish to clarify because if you know my posts, you know I almost always use IMHO after offering my thoughts. :lol:

The key to successfully using IMHO is to offer your two cents, THEN say "IMHO" and then, shut the he*l up. ;)

All kidding aside, I am sincerely saying IMHO because what I have offered IS just that.

--- because I want to be sure that what I have said is not necessarily gospel or written in stone and that everyone's experience could be different and it is offered only as a suggestion.

whew? enough disclaimers for ya? :lol:

:rolleyes: and so that I am not sued, yelled at or held liable in any way.

(once married to a lawyer, you learn to be very careful of such things....)

:rolleyes:

IMHO

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A gluten free trout of course!!!!! :blink:

All fish is naturally gluten-free, Korwyn. :rolleyes:

You should know this by now. (geesh, buddy--there's a newbie reading this!)

IMHO

:lol:

(I swear, if anyone disputes the gluten-free status of fish in any manner, shape, or form, IH is gonna get pretty darn miffed. You don't wanna see my dark side. :ph34r: )

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A gluten free trout of course!!!!! :blink:

I think we have a new one!

When someone is being an a$$, we hit them with the GFT!

(of course my auto spell check will change that to gift)

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I think we have a new one!

When someone is being an a$$, we hit them with the GFT!

(of course my auto spell check will change that to gift)

:lol:

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IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer

wow.......I could say sooooooo many things about this "anal" acronym in regards to lawyers, but I will refrain. :lol::lol:

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All fish is naturally gluten-free, Korwyn. :rolleyes:

You should know this by now. (geesh, buddy--there's a newbie reading this!)

IMHO

:lol:

(I swear, if anyone disputes the gluten-free status of fish in any manner, shape, or form, IH is gonna get pretty darn miffed. You don't wanna see my dark side. :ph34r: )

:unsure: Whoops. That's true.

Dear, OP (Original Poster) aka dani,

PAMA (Please Accept My Apologies)! :D I did not mean to imply, insinuate, cause anyone to infer, deduce, or induct any line of logic or reasoning which would cause one to reach the conclusion that fish, in its natural dead state, prior to any cooking, cleaning, sushifying, or preparation, is contaminated with gluten.

Sincerely,

Korwyn

P.S. There IH, is that better? :)

P.P.S. True, you don't want to see her dark side! :ph34r:

P.P.P.S. I hear a stalkerish, heavy breathing, voice: "come to the dark side....."

I think we have a new one!

When someone is being an a$$, we hit them with the GFT!

(of course my auto spell check will change that to gift)

LOL

wow.......I could say sooooooo many things about this "anal" acronym in regards to lawyers, but I will refrain. :lol::lol:

Its one of my favorites!

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IANAL = I Am Not A Lawyer

(once married to a lawyer, you learn to be very careful of such things....)

:rolleyes:

which leads to this somewhat less frequently used acronym:

IANALIANCMTALNHIEBBMTAL - I am not a lawer, I am not currently married to a lawyer, nor have I ever been married to a lawyer.

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which leads to this somewhat less frequently used acronym:

IANALIANCMTALNHIEBBMTAL - I am not a lawer, I am not currently married to a lawyer, nor have I ever been married to a lawyer.

:lol::lol:

Well, Dani should be even more confused than she was already.

So, we have done our jobs well!! :lol:

Dani! we sometimes get a little silly on here. Humor--VERY good for the healing process. :)

Now, THAT is not just IMHO, that, is a FACT*!

(*New England Medical Journal, Vol. 6: 1998.)

J/K = just kidding

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The shared abbreviation is for some reason striking me as hilarious this evening. :D

D. H. dermititus H and dear husband.

:D Does the hubby scratch himself? Or does he help you out with a certain type of "itch"? :D

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D. H. dermititus H and dear husband.

:D Does the hubby scratch himself? Or does he help you out with a certain type of "itch"? :D

yes, Adalaide, do tell!!! ;)

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Gt = great thread!

or maybe LTT = Loving this thread :-)

@IrishHeart: Humor is a lot more entertaining than diarrhea and constipation anyway ;-)

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