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Celiac Disease Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • How often have you had symptoms in the last month?
  • When was your last celiac serology test?
  • When was your last bone densitometry test?
  • Are you struggling with your diet?
  • Are you currently working with a dietitian?
  • Have you had a flu shot this year?
  • Describe your symptoms. Do you have diarrhea, fatigue, or unintended weight loss? Abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, or excessive gas?
  • Do you have symptoms outside your digestive tract, such as skin problems, joint pain, or headaches?
  • How long have you had these symptoms?
  • Are your symptoms constant or do they come and go?
  • What foods or other triggers seem to make your symptoms worse?
  • Do you have a family history of celiac disease or any other autoimmune disease?
  • What tests and treatments have you had so far?
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
  • Do my symptoms mean I have celiac disease?
  • Could another condition be causing or contributing to my symptoms?
  • How do you diagnose celiac disease?
  • What treatments are available for celiac disease?
  • How is diet related to celiac disease?
  • What causes celiac disease?
  • How severe is my case of celiac disease?
  • Do you ever use medication to treat celiac disease?
  • What are the potential complications of celiac disease? What tests do I need?
  • What specific dietary restrictions do I need to follow? What will happen if I have gluten?
  • Should I work with a dietitian?
  • Are my new or different symptoms related to my celiac disease?
  • Do you believe my symptoms are due to celiac disease or another problem, such as inflammatory bowel disease? Why do you think this?
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Last Review Date: 2018 Nov 7
  1. Celiac Disease. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/celiac-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352225
  2. Treatment and Follow Up. Celiac Disease Foundation. https://celiac.org/about-celiac-disease/treatment-and-follow-up/
  3. What Is Celiac Disease? Celiac Disease Foundation. https://celiac.org/about-celiac-disease/what-is-celiac-disease/
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