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Well I am going get tested for Celiac Disease in November, I don't have any symptoms, except that I am quite short. I am about the same height as my father. Up until I was 14, I was about the same height as my peers, then years went by many are taller than me. So from what I've describe, should I be worried that my lack of growth is due to malnourishment?

I think that if Celiac is the cause of short stature then I should be smaller than my peers when I was little, but like I said we were about the same size before 14.

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When a young persons growth is stunted from celiac depends on when they developed the problem. Usually when you have a young adult with growth stunting you can see shortened long bones in the thighs and arms. In other words they seem out of proportion with the rest of the body. Did you go through a growth spurt? Have they done an xray to check where your growth plates are in development? Are you having any issues at all other than feeling you are too short? Even stuff that doesn't seem related like headaches, skin problems, bone and muscle pain, trouble concentrating, depression or anxiety.

I believe everyone should be tested and you may also want to ask to see an endocrinologist if you feel your growth has been stunted. Celiac and other disorders can effect the growth hormones in some cases and if that has happened if you go soon enough, before the growth plates have fused, supplementation can be done IF you are deficient in those particular hormones. Only an endocrinologist and his testing can tell you if that is an issue.


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Well I am going get tested for Celiac Disease in November, I don't have any symptoms, except that I am quite short.

Short stature is what prompted me to get my son tested for Celiac (after many other investigations proved negative). He had no GI symptoms or outward reactions to gluten. He did have a distended belly.

He was indeed confirmed to have Celiac (blood test followed by endoscopy).

Good luck to you.


Bev

Mom of Garrett - Mizzou freshman; diagnosed Jan 2005

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