Report This Post (To report rule violations to admin) Celiac And Poor Growth in Post Diagnosis, Recovery & Treatment of Celiac Disease Posted December 11, 2011 Anthony, our story is similar. It took me a while after I was diagnosed with celiac to suspect that that was my son's problem too. The only problem was that his blood test was negative. My son was 15, not in puberty (zero testosterone via blood test) and had a bone age of 12.1 when I refused to take "no" from the doctors. I'm only 5'2" but my husband/son's dad is 6'1" and my dad is 6'4" and I have two brothers who are ~6'. The docs kept telling me that son was destined to be short. (Now I wonder if I would be taller if I hadn't had undiagnosed celiac from age 15 or so.) He was also not gaining weight - 92 pounds at age 12, 97 pounds at age 15. For most of his life to age 7, he was 75th percentile for height, 50th percentile for weight but had fallen off that. My husband vetoed the endoscopy as too invasive and wanted son to go gluten-free. Son agreed to go gluten-free if he had the gene. So we had his genes tested and he was positive. Son also felt that he reacted to dairy too, so he went dairy free too. We started supplementing with Iron and Cod Liver Oil after I read a research paper on the efficacy of Vitamin A and Iron supplementation in starting puberty in boys with delayed puberty. See article: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/481326 He grew a little bit in the first 6 months but according to his doc, he was in puberty within 6 months. After that he took off. He also never gets sick but had been sick continuously for years - little things but they add up. As you can see from my signature, he is now in college 18.5yo and 6'3", 165 pounds and size 12.5 feet. He still has trouble gaining weight and eats a lot. The saddest thing is what he told me. About 6 months gluten-free, I asked him if he felt any different after going gluten-free, and he said "I didn't realize that eating wasn't supposed to hurt." So I feel really blessed that I was diagnosed so that he could be diagnosed early. There are worse things than being short, of course, but it is nice that he was able to achieve his destiny. He's smart, healthy and happy. Anthony (nice name...my brother is also Anthony), I hope that your son has a similar journey and best of luck. I really recommend supplementation with Cod Liver Oil for Vitamin A and an iron supplement.(Carlson's Cod Liver Oil is gluten-free and it comes in capsuls that are taste-less.) You might have his iron level tested too, first.