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Just wondering whether anyones kids are similar to mine. She's very tall, 4ft 6in, weight is 29kgs and coeliac. And although she's of a normal weight she is very very skinny. She looks underweight. Her legs and arms are like sticks and of course she has the trademark pot belly due to the illness. I know I've read a lot about kids being short and underweight although some people can be overweight with celiac disease.

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Yes, my oldest is very tall for his age. He's at the top of the charts. Weight wise very skinny though and lower on the charts. I never thought much of it because my husband was a tall and skinny kid. But when we went into the GI doc for the first time he was surprised at how tall my son was because as he said, most kids are short and have stopped growing (my second son is more like that).

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My hubby and I were tall and skinny as kids too. So we didn't think much to her height or being skinny.

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This is not in regards to just kids but I made a post on here asking people how tall they are and answers were all over. Most were on the shorter side but there were plenty of tall diagnosed celiacs too. So I would say you can be any height and any weight and suffer with this disease just as it's possible for some people to have just the skin rash (DH) and some people only have stomach issues and some people to only have neurological and no stomach issues, and some people have every symptom there is.

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My 14 mo. old is in the 97th percentile for height and in the 40th for weight, she is very tall and skinny for her age, "long and lean" as her ped. said at her 12 mo. check up. She has the pot belly too, and her legs and arms are slim. Her ped doesn't think she could possibly have celiac, but the GI we were referred to does not think it is out of the question. I, myself have have numerous symptoms and we are both in the prediagnostic phase.

When she was born she was in the 85th percentile for weight and has been declining slowly ever since although her ped never raised any concerns. She has had D for over a month now... I am just convinced we both have celiac.

edited to add: She has a HUGE appetite. I think that is why her growth has not been affected and that she is not the typical "failure to thrive" infant. My hubby and I have often wondered how it possible that she is not chubby due to the amt of food she eats.

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Amom, will you both get tested?

She has already had the celiac panel done and it was negative. Her GI told me to get tested and I have an appt. tomorrow with my GP and I'm going to have him test my blood. Her GI said she would most likely do a biopsy/scope/colonoscopy in 2 months if her symptoms (chronic D) have not improved. I am really hoping my bw is positive, so I won't feel as guily about putting my baby thru that procedure.

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AMom, just a note that my tall one has a huge appetite as well and it's persisted despite the diet (though not as intense overall). His weight was at the top of the charts as well and had dropped to the 50th percentile at diagnosis though no one was concerned about that as this happened over a four year period and he was so tall. Interestingly enough, my other son, the one who wasn't growing became pickier and pickier - almost to the point of not eating sometimes - prior to his diagnosis.

Also, if you have to do the endoscopy, it can be a lot scarier for parents than the kids. We were so nervous for our son but he sailed right through it and did great (and doesn't remember much of it anyway because of age and being put under!). Good luck!

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