Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

Chako

Question About "clubbing"

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

My 4 year old has some clubbing of his fingers, but I am wondering if I am just looking for something that is not there. His toes however do seem to club but then again so do the toes of my other two sons as well. Plus, my husband has definate clubbing of his fingers, but I do not. I read this could be a genetic thing instead of a celiac thing too, correct? He has many other characteristics such as muscles looking wasted, itty bitty butt, super long eyelashes, washed out appearance with dark circles under eyes, and often has cankers in his mouth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
My 4 year old has some clubbing of his fingers, but I am wondering if I am just looking for something that is not there. His toes however do seem to club but then again so do the toes of my other two sons as well. Plus, my husband has definate clubbing of his fingers, but I do not. I read this could be a genetic thing instead of a celiac thing too, correct? He has many other characteristics such as muscles looking wasted, itty bitty butt, super long eyelashes, washed out appearance with dark circles under eyes, and often has cankers in his mouth.

This could be a genetic thing as you are seeing it in other family members. It also could be the result of other things. I would ask my doctor about it. Is your son on a gluten-free diet? He sounds like my DS as a child. Has he lost ground since birth? For example my DS was born in the 65th percentile but was in the -10 by a year and since he wasn't diagnosed until adult hood he has stayed in the -10. Have they done any tests for celiac? If they have please be aware that there are many false negatives.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Interesting since on my side of the family thyroid disease runs rampant, even in the males. I have this problem as well, yet no clubbing. Every chance I get I make sure they check for a thyroid problem in my boys just to be sure as I was only 9 years old when my problem was found.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My husband (who is a coeliac) has clubbing of his fingernails and toenails.

When the doctors were trying to work out what was wrong with him they were forever looking at his hands!(they never explained why though)

I didn't realise it was connected to thyroid probs (hubbie's thyroid is ok)-so I'm not altogether sure it's a sign of coeliac-but from what you've described in your son it would be worth getting him tested :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...