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mayakeller

Stressed To The Max And Now A Limping Toddler

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i am currently wating for an appt to see the gastro for my 2.5yr old son - accord to paed his bloodwork for celiac was borderline - i think she said his value was 30 or 35??

anyhow - he has ALLOT of the symptoms and we are so concerned for him......and all along he has been saying his leg was sore allot at night but now during the day and now he is limping.....is this common with celiac - from what i have read it can be??

i am so sad for him and i am feeling very helpless.....what can i do??

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Yes this is definately a symptom

Pain during the daytime is recognized by the medical establishment as NOT being growing pains.

I started having joint pain at 10. It got so bad that at 12 I could not walk around the mall once. It subsided for no known reason until 20. At 20 my shoulder started hurting. My knee started hurting at 28. Now at 32 I am gluten free and my shoulder is much better. so is my knee. I had pretty much accepted I would hurt forever.

My son also has terrible leg pain. Mostly at night but it has happened during the day. I will be taking him off gluten. We have been discussing it(he's 7). He doesn't want his blood drawn and is willing to try the diet. I hope it works!

Blood work can give false negatives, so a borderline result would be convincing for me along with the symptoms. Also blood work gives false negatives in children even more.

I would try the diet. If you get him a biopsy and it comes back negative, I would still try the diet. The biopsies do not always find the damage.

Good luck.


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It could be from the Celiac, but you shouldn't blame every new symptom on Celiac Disease. Other things can cause leg/joint pain. You should really get him checked out by his pedi ASAP. Make sure they do bloodwork (CBC, etc) to check for anemia or other levels that may be off.

Good luck!


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Mom of 4 beautiful girls (the 2 youngest are only 10 months apart!)
Diagnosed with Celiac disease on November 8, 2006; gluten-free as of 12-1-06.

DD#2 13 years old; diagnosed on November 28, 2006. gluten-free as of 12-7-06.
DD#3 9 years old; diagnosed through blood work in October 2006. Gluten-free as of mid-November and doing GREAT!!
DD#4 8 years old; had a scope done on 6-22-07 (at 14 months old) and the dr saw stomach ulcers, but all test results were negative. GI dr told us to put her on the gluten free diet anyway. She is gluten free as of 6-22-07.

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I had terrible leg pains as a young child. I remember when I was about four that my mother put a child's chair over my legs and put the blanket over that, because having the blanket on my legs was too painful.

All my pains went away (fifty years later) when I removed the foods I am intolerant to.

But it could be something other than gluten (even though with borderline blood work he should probably be gluten-free). My one grandson is obviously gluten intolerant, and he also used to get awful leg pain, from the age of about 2 1/2. Taking the gluten out of his diet stopped him from being so emotional, stopped his diarrhea and helped him gain weight.

But my daughter figured out that his leg pain was caused by red food dye!

My youngest daughter will get terrible stomach pain and vomiting from yellow food dye (she is also gluten and dairy intolerant).


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

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My son was first dx with rheumatoid arthritis; the first symptom was a limp and leg pain. It was his rheumatologist who suggested running a celiac screen panel since his arthritis panel was "off" for a solid diagnosis. The limp, joint pain/swelling was gone within a few months of being gluten-free. Of course, it could NOT be related, too -- the pediatrician needs to see him....


Mom/wife to celiacs dx 12/03 and 12/04

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Has he or anyone else in the family recently had a virus? Post-viral arthritis is one of the most common non-injury causes of limping in children.

My older daughter once had it for a few days. She had no symptoms of a virus, but her dad had been knocked out by a virus the week before. Our ped said her temporary arthritis was probably part of her immune response to the same virus.

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