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How to Identify Celiac Symptoms in Children

Kids who have celiac disease tend to have the “classic” gastrointestinal symptoms of diarrhea or constipation. Children may also have some of the following symptoms:

  • Inability to concentrate

  • Irritability

  • ADD/ADHD or autistic-type behaviors

  • Failure to thrive (in infants and toddlers)

  • Short stature or delayed growth

  • Delayed onset of puberty

  • Weak bones or bone pain

  • Abdominal pain and distension

  • Nosebleeds

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