How to tell if I have celiacs disease?

Get tested. Your primary doc can order the blood screening tests that can identify the population at most risk for celiac disease. If this comes back positive s/he can refer you on to have confirmatory testing done through a gastroenterologist. If positive, you can reduce some of the gluten in your diet but should remain on some until the intestinal biopsy is done.
Celiac Disease. See a gastroenterologist or your primary doctor who can test your blood with labs and/or consider an endoscopy which is more invasive but also more specific to determine if you have celiac disease.

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How to tell if I have celiacs disease? What are the symptoms?

Celiac. Celiac disease cannot be diagnosed clinically may times. You may have diarrhea or you may have no symptoms at all. Although a blood test can be done, you really need to see a gastroenterlogist, a doctor who specializes in dieases of the stomach and colon. Read more...

Can I tell me how I can tell people I have celiac disease?

YOU TELL THEM. Celiac disease is treatable with gluten free diet and if you stay on the diet you will be free of the symptoms.And you can tell people that you have this condition and you can not eat diet containing gluten as simple as that. Read more...
As needed. Using your dominant language works well. You do not need to broadcast the issue in most settings. Your close circle of friends can simply be told you have a food allergy & cannot tolerate gluten/wheat. It is unrealistic to expect them to remove all gluten containing material from social settings, too hard. If they question more, educate them, otherwise keep it simple. Read more...
" Wheat Allergy" One way to describe it to others is that it is an actual "allergy" to wheat. "Wheat causes a severe allergic reaction in my tummy" ( bowels, belly, abdomen) "This means I can't eat any kind of bread product" Hope these ideas help! My 16 year old has celiac and these are some phrases we have used! Read more...

How to tell if I have an allergy or celiac disease?

Celiac or allergy. Celiac DX is an autoimmune disease with changes in the intestinal lining. Allergy is a hyperimmune disease without damage to the intestinal lining. The abnormal blood testing is different and they are two different diseases. Read more...

Can you tell me if I could have celiacs disease?

No absolute signs. There are some symptoms of celiac that can suggest it enough to start a work-up. The most common ones that i see are: bloating, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia. Read more...

Can you tell me how to know if you have celiacs disease?

Testing. The gold standard for cd diagnosis has been cited as an intestinal biopsy. A variety of blood tests showing elevated levels of immunoglobulins to tissue transglutaminase and gluten are often a first stage of the investigation. Improvement and reversal of biopsy abnormalities by a gluten free diet is also considered part of the diagnostic criteria. Read more...

How to tell if my symptoms are from celiac disease?

Get it evaluated. Since you do not list your symptoms, i cannot say much. Just check with your doctor especially if you have abdominal bloating, gas, diarrhea, fatigue, aching. Read more...

Can you tell me what it's like to have celiac disease?

It mimics anything. Typical symptoms are chronic diarrhea, weight loss, bloating. But celiac can present with any symptoms. It mimics anything. Most patienst suffer for years before a diagnosis is made because it has many presentations. If you think you have it, you should at least have some blood screening tests. Visit celiac.Org. Read more...

I think I might have celiac disease. How to tell for sure?

A GI specialist. There are a numbe of tests that can be done, such as blood tests, a biopse of the small intestinal wall and an elimination diet to establish the link, consult a gastroenterologist. Read more...