Is there any follow up tests for celiac just to be sure that I follow the write gluten free diet?

Blood tests -TTG IgA. If you have an abnormal tissue transglutaminase IgA then you can follow that over time (6 months) and it will progressively normalize if you are adherent to the gluten free diet. I recommend seeing a gastroenterologist beforess going on a gluten free diet so you can be certain about your diagnosis before starting a life-long gluten free diet.

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Are there any reliable tests for celiac disease that can be performed while on a gluten free diet?

No. Not yet. The anti-bodies we use to check for celiac as well as biopsies will be normal if the patient is on a gluten free diet. Genetic analysis will only tell your risk (may be able to extensively rule out) but not able to diagnose you. Read more...
Genetic test. The only testing that can be done on a gluten free diet is the genetic test. People with particular hla types are at higher risk for celiac disease. Screening for risk can be done on a gluten free diet, however, with a risk result, celiac cannot be diagnosed without the positive biopsy or positive antibody test. However, then your doctor could decide if further testing with gluten diet indicate. Read more...

Test positive for celiacs if you have been on a gluten free diet for 2 months? Is it worth it to go back on gluten to get a positive test result?

No. Your celiac problem is not going to go away so why would you want to make yourself sick again? Remember that some people may not totally recover until after several months off gluten product. However if your symptoms do not improve after 3 or 4 months, you need to evaluate the diagnosis or consider another diagnosis since the presence of celiac does not preclude other illnesses. Read more...

I have celiac disease. Apart from following a strict gluten free diet, what other precautions and regular tests should I be taking?

Stop gluten; then... Celiac patients have a higher chance of getting type 1 diabetes, thyroid diseases, and other autoimmune disorders. People with celiac disease have a higher chance of gastrointestinal conditions such as colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disorders, reduced gut motility, or delayed stomach emptying. A nutritionist / dietician can review one's diet to make sure it's well-balanced. Read more...
A few... Bone density testing is recommended. Nutrient level like iron, B12 and Vitamin D may be checked. Certain vaccines are indicated compared to normal population (specifically pneumococcal). Your GI doctor should discuss need for endoscopy as well. Read more...

I'm allergic to wheat and whey but do not have celiac disease. Do I need to follow a gluten free diet?

Wheat allergy. Wheat allergy can have many symptoms. Gluten is present in wheat, but also some other grains. If your allergy symptoms are bothersome, you should make sure to avoid wheat and whey. If you only had a positive blood test for allergy but no symptoms, there is no reason to avoid it. . Read more...

What other methods is there of diagnosing celiac disease besides the blood test/gluten free diet/endoscopy? I can't afford endoscopy or the blood test

Don't eat bread. If you think you have celiac disease and yet you don't want to have a diagnostic workup the answer is quite simple avoid all gluten containing products such as flour bread products there are many gluten-free alternatives in all the markets just do that and don't cheat on it. Read more...

Is it okay to be already on a gluten free diet when you go for blood work to test for celiac disease?

Celiac disease. A skin biopsy and direct immunofluorescence test of the skin are performed in most cases. Your doctor may also recommend a biopsy of the intestines. Read more...
Yes and no. Being on a strict gluten free diet may make serologies for celiac disease falsely negative. If possible, eating gluten for a week or so prior is better. Read more...

What happens if gluten free diet is not observed in celiac disease?

Celiac disease. There are several risks by not keeping the diet. This is a comprehensive overview. Also, a gastroenterologist can answer all of these questions. http://www.celiaccentral.org/Celiac-Disease/21/ Read more...
Symptoms. in the short term, you can have symptoms of bloating, diarrhea, abdominal pain, lactose intolerance, even table sugar intolerance. Continued non observance to the diet over many years could lead to a lymphoma= cancer of the intestines. Please try to take this condition seriously and do the best you can to adhere to a gluten free diet. There are other symptoms as well that include rashes. Read more...