Is abdominal pain on a gluten-free diet suspicious for someone with celiac disease?

Yes. Abdominal pain on anyone , regardless, is not normal, pain is the way your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong. If you have pain and especially if it persists you need to get it checked.
Celiac disease. Sometimes people with celiac disease may have no gastrointestinal symptoms at all. Celiac disease symptoms can also mimic those of other conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome, gastric ulcers, crohn's disease, parasite infections and anemia.

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Is a gluten-free diet a healthy alternative for someone that doesn't have celiac disease?

Yes, but unnecessary. People who have no ill symptoms and no allergy to gluten don't benefit from a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free foods use grains such as corn, rice, millet, quinoa, and sorghum that don't have gluten, but such foods are more expensive and harder to find. However, healthy gluten-free foods are fine for anyone to eat, as long as they are part of a balanced diet. Read more...
Yes. There is a sizeable body of scientific evidence showing that grains, as well as legumes, contain anti-nutrients that may increase intestinal permeability and cause leaky gut and associated symptoms eliminating gluten-containing grains (and sugars) from your diet, while introducing traditionally fermented foods, can help prevent leaky gut as well as other chronic health conditions. Read more...
Certainly but.... ... For children this is an unbelievably restricted diet. It is very difficult to sdhere to.In a study where parents were asked whether medicine or the diet was effective, where both would work, the choice by the parents was the medicine by a clear margin. Read more...

What is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

No real value. People who have no allergy to gluten don't benefit from a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free foods use grains such as corn and sorghum that don't have gluten, but such foods are more expensive and harder to find. Healthy gluten-free foods are fine for anyone to eat, as long as they are part of a balanced diet. Read more...
Less leaky gut. Gluten tends to increase gut permeability, which is bad. It does this in everyone, not just those who are celiac. Wheat is also sprayed with round-up, and not eating it means less toxic exposure. Read more...

Is a gluten free diet helpful even if you don't have celiac disease or any condition?

I don't see why. Following a gluten free diet is incredibly difficult and expensive. Obviously, if you are sensitive to gluten and it causes GI symptoms, you will benefit greatly. But there is no significant evidence that such a diet will help you lose weight, boost energy or be healthier. While giving up a lot of carbs (bread/pasta/cereal/pizza/beer) may help weight loss, you can do it with fewer restrictions. Read more...
Fad/myth. You will read several testimonials extoling the virtue of GF diets but strict adherence difficult and has no valid payoff beyond a placebo effect (seen in about 30% of such fads). If you really are gluten sensitive you should find out, because the condition has other associated problems that can be overlooked if you are not monitored properly. Read more...

I have celiac disease and I'm on a gluten free diet. Should I be seeing a doctor for my celiac disease? If so, why?

Yes, you should. You don't mention how you were diagnosed. If you are doing well and initially had an endoscopy that confirmed the diagnosis, there is no urgency. Still you should be seen once a year. If you have never had an endoscopy, you should see a gastroenterologist. 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...

My lab result showed mild celiac disease should I start a gluten free diet or am I ok. Do I need to see a gi?

It depends, see belo. Trying a gluten free diet is not that hard to do and may make you feel much better. There are a spectrum of symptoms in people with gluten intolerance that result from the auto-immune response to gluten. Eliminating it from the diet stops all the adverse changes and the sooner the better. Wheat, barley, rye are the main grains that contain gluten. Read more...

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...