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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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My 9 yr old did not test for celiac on the bood test. However he has frequent stomach aches, unexplained and has unusual accid wear on his teeth. The dentist does no know much about celiac. I have celiac. But the dentis said that my son shows accid pooling in his sleep on his teeth. What do you all think? Could my son have celiac and not have it show up on the test? His stomach aches and accid tooth issues make me wonder. We saw 2 Dr.s after, the primary and and ear nose throat Dr. No one thought of celiac as an issue. What do you think? Dentis thought milk was a problem, but other 2 Dr.s said milk is fine for him. We eat gluten-free for dinner. But he does eat gluten for breakfast and lunch. The tooth thing has me wondering.

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Tooth enamel defects is definitely an issue for Celiacs...but even our Ivy League trained pediatric dentist can't find research linking the two for kids.

We have two girls who had cavities between all of their molars at 4 yrs old. Yep, 8 cavities each. They were diagnosed with Celiac at 5.5 years. Now at 6.25 years (almost a year gluten free) the girls' teeth are actually recalcifying (we did xrays this week).

The belly aches are really what will help you get attention paid to Celiac. Also, one of my daughters BARELY had a positive TTG. Plus, I have never had a positive TTG/bloodwork (I had a positive biopsy). I had too many food aversions to have enough gluten to trigger the TTG...but the gluten I had was doing damage...

Find a REALLY good pediatric GI. If you let me know which major metropolitan area you're close to, I'll try to get a good referral from our GI (Dr. Michelle Pietzak at Children's Hospital Los Angeles). Also in LA, Dr. Brynie Collins is excellent.

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I just looked this up for someone yesterday . . .

there is information out there about dental issues linked to celiac disease. Here are a few links that i found by googling "celiac+dental disease"

http://celiac.nih.go...ntalEnamel.aspx

http://celiacdisease...csymptoms_2.htm

http://www.everydayh...el-defects.aspx

http://www.jcda.ca/article/b39 (the Canadian Dental Association published this one)

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