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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes

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Celiac disease runs loosely in my family so it has always been on the back of my mind for my son, but it is becoming an alarming reality and I would love some input from y'all. My son is 14 months old and has been difficult since day one. We battled severe reflux and gas issues for the first 6 months of his life while he was exclusively breast fed (I was eating gluten). At 6 months, we started only fruits, veggies and oatmeal (all homemade pur

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You have a few positive tests described right there in your story.

He does better off it, then bad on it. Then better again off, then bad on. That is *four* positive tests right there.

If he does better off gluten, and you can't get proper testing at this time, why keep him on it?

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Your doctor is wrong. It can be hard to diagnose in little ones but it certainly exists.

I hope someone can get you some good research to show your doctor.

That said, I am not sure you will want to put him back on gluten for testing via blood and endoscopy.

Follow your gut, you have seen the difference.

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Where do these doctors come from??? Stories like this make me so angry.

I would take him off gluten if it were me. I did that with my oldest when he was about 9 months, and he had many of the same symptoms as your little guy. I am going to keep my yyoungest totally gluten-free until he is old enough to be able to tell me how he feels.

Luckily you don't need a doctor's permission to change your diet.

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Thanks everyone! I appreciate the input and it makes me feel better to know that y'all can see what I am talking about and consider it important as well. We will be flying home for Christmas and I am nervous that our families will just think I am some crazy first time mom that is going overboard. After noticing that he does significantly better off of gluten I am obviously not going to put him back on it but it honestly does worry me that we do not have a diagnosis bc of school issues in the future. I am sure we will have time to worry about that later but I definitely just want to cover the bases

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The genetic testing doesn't require eating gluten. Around 30 per cent of the population have the genes, but it might help later on with making accomodations later, along with response to gluten-free diet. Maybe write down now some very specific details of symptoms before and after to refer to later.

With family and others, they wouldn't say you were being fussy if you told people it was a nut allergy. Stick to your guns and know we will all be standing right behind you :)

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Worry about school issues when it becomes a problem. A five year old will be able to communicate with you better on how he is feeling!

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