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i'm 5' (used to be 5' 1/2" but am shrinking from severe osteoporosis). i haven't grown since i was 14 or so and was always the shortest one in class. my brother is 6', my dad is 5' 9", my mom's 5' 5". i think i got the short end of the stick. :D

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I'm 5'1, both my parents were fairly short ... Mom at 4'8 and Dad at 5'8. I believe that Celiac is on both sides of the family. My Dad's family is gone now, including him, so there will be no testing on that side. My Mom is refusing to be tested, but her sister has many auto immune diseases and has not yet been tested for Celiac. Part of Mom's short stature is that she was born with fused discs in her back. Her Mom was quite a bit taller.

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Well, who can guess how tall they might have been, just cause your short, and everyone in your family was tall, that does not mean you should be. I do not know how you would begin to measure shuch a thing. For example at 5'11" I am by far the shortest adult male in my family, but 5 11 is around average for a man. So should I have been taller? Who knows? :huh:

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We are all tall except my mum. My brother and I were the tallest of our classes when kids, but other men have mostly caught up with us and overtaken us nowadays. I was extremely emaciated till over 25 but coeliac was not suspected even though it was already known of in a few quarters. It was thought my parents were starving me and they were let off the hook when I put on weight because I put on height - but no width.

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I ended up 5'8", my dad is 6'6" and my mom is 5'1". I would have been a lot taller, I am glad my growth was stunted! I would have hated being that tall. My kids however seem to be taking after the tall side as well. My son is 10 and he is already 5'4" and my daugher is 5'6" and she is 13.

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I am 5 ft.

I see a definite pattern of short people here except for a few. my parents are short, too, but then again, isn't this disease genetic? How many of our parents have it or might have it but don't know it?

I know my mom won't get tested even though I told her to...not because she doesn't believe it; she's just lazy about it b/c she barely even believes I have it, let alone her and she is asymptomatic.

But she does have a terrible rash for the longest time and I told her it could be DH. She STILL won't get tested....don't get it.

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I posted a thread in another section about other tall celiacs, but I am glad to have found this post. I am 6'2'' and the tallest in my family! My dad is 6' and mom is 5'6''. Even when I probably had celiac (it slowed down my puberty) I was still growing somewhat, then I shot up even though I was malnourished/anemic! I was 5'10'' at 17 just before graduating hs and when I was diagnosed. Then, I just kept growing while at college! I love being this tall and I find it amazing that I beat the odds. B)

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I am 4'10" and stopped growing at age 11, my brother also celiac was 5'2" he had stopped growing completely from age 4 through 8 when he was diagnosed.

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