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Celiac Disease Diagnosis

To confirm the diagnosis of celiac disease, doctors rely on a combination of blood tests and small intestine biopsies. These tests must be done while while the patient is still eating a gluten-containing diet.
  1. Celiac Disease Diagnosis Follow-Up (10)
  2. Celiac Disease Risk Factors (11)
  3. Medical Resources (6)
  4. Testing for Celiac Disease (16)

Celiac Disease Testing: Start Here
There's no one test for celiac disease - diagnosis takes blood tests and then a biopsy of your small intestine. Here's what you need to know.

Celiac Disease vs. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The symptoms of celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome are very similar, leading to confusion between the two conditions. Which do you have?

Celiac Disease Genetic Testing
Learn what it means if your genetic testing shows you carry the genes that predispose you to celiac disease.

Gluten-Free Diet Side Effects
Side effects of the gluten-free diet can include changes in your weight and potentially a huge increase in your sensitivity to gluten.

Capsule Endoscopy for Celiac Disease Diagnosis
Some medical centers are using capsule endoscopy instead of traditional surgical endoscopy to diagnose celiac disease. Here's what you need to know if your doctor recommends you have a capsule endoscopy.

How soon will I feel better once I start the gluten-free diet?
If you're just starting the gluten-free diet, you're probably wondering how quickly you'll feel better. Here's what you can expect.

My close family member was diagnosed with celiac disease. Should I be tested?
Once someone in your family has been diagnosed with celiac disease, all family members are more likely to have the condition. Find out who should be tested and when.

Diagnosing Celiac Disease with Blood Tests and Biopsy
The diagnosis of celiac disease is made with a combination of blood tests and small intestine biopsy.

Dermatitis Herpetiformis
Dermatitis herpetiformis is a painful skin disease caused by an autoimmune reaction to gluten.

Can I have celiac disease if my main symptom is constipation?
Can you have celiac disease if your main symptom is constipation, not diarrhea?

Latent Celiac Disease
Latent celiac disease means you have a positive blood test for celiac disease but no intestinal damage.

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