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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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So My name is Shawn I'm 18 and today I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis And I am currently waiting to get a biopsy for Celiac, I had the blood test done and on there scale of 1-6 I had a 27. My doctor said there's no way I don't have it but I have to get the biopsy just to make sure. The crappy thing is I have to continue eating gluten until then.

But uh yeah Sup erybody!

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Welcome to the club! Enjoy your final days of eating gluten!!! Have a piece of fried chicken for me.

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Hi Kiddo!

Enjoy your last gluten bites. :D

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Yep Having KFC Today =) I will enjoy my last meals for all of you =) and then I will not so much enjoy them if you know what I mean =)

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Yes, I know what you mean. Enjoy / suffer some crusty sourdough french, a croissante and some phyllo pastry for me, please :D Mmmm. can taste them all now, and ahh, the textures :rolleyes: At least they live on in our memories.

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Hi Teddy, welcome aboard! You have so much to look forward to, your life is going to be so much better. I hope your doc was able to get you in soon for the endoscopy.

Don't worry about the procedure itself, "it's a piece of cake."

The only thing I wish I could have again is the strawberry cream cheese croissant at a local french bakery. My DP used to drive 12 miles roundtrip to get me that when I didn't feel like eating anything else.

(But I don't miss it all that much, we still have good eats!)

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Well It's Official I have Celiac Sprue, The worst this about it is that I cannot join the military which I have planned to my whole life.

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I thought Celiac only limited from in-theater service with the military.

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