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Pediatric Endocrinology Forum

Questions in the Pediatric Endocrinology forum are answered by Dr. Deanna L Aftab Guy. Topics covered include adrenal problems, diabetes insipidus, menstrual irregularities, obesity, parathyroid abnormalities, pituitary abnormalities, puberty concerns, rapid growth, rickets and bone disease, short stature, and thyroid.

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We have a referral to a pediatric endocrinologist for our 2 (almost 3) year old son. His symptoms are concerning me in the mean time and I'm not sure how to best manage them. It all started a few weeks ago pretty suddenly. He had inte...
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Hello, I am VERY concerned about my daughter. In the last month (at 5 3/4 years old) she has developed breast buds and complained that her nipples hurt. Just today, I noticed a few public hairs. She has had a done a bone age which ...
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Dear Doctors, I am the mother of three beautiful girls and I am from Saudi Arabia, my eldest daughter has started her first period on her 11th birthday, I am really concern and worried about her height. At present she is 4f.7in tall and ...
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My 16 year old son is 5'5 (and very worried). The doctor has told us that his x-ray (wrist) shows that his growth plates are fused. Is it possible that the x-ray reading is not accurate, or that he will continue to grow anyway? His da...
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Dear Doctor, My son is 13 years old and we took him to a Hospital for bone scans. The dotor said basically said that there was nothing that could really be done. His bones aged so much between September and March that growth hormone...
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My son started early puberty at age 7 (pubic hair, acne, body odor) - I think it's actually called andrache and not acutally precocious puberty. Regardless he is now 12 years old and has always had an advanced bone age by about 2+ year...
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I have an 8 and half year old girl, with a bone age that is about 10 and half years old. She is at the 40th percentile for her chronological age. I am 5' 9" tall and her father is close to 5' 7". She is of normal weight and all her blood...
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My daughter had a bone age of 11 years at the age of 9 and put on Lupron. She is now 10 years old and and has been taking it for about 7 months. She is very short and did not need her period to start and then loose out on precious grow...
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My 6 years old daughter started having symptoms of Precocious Puberty (premature adrenarche) about a year ago, when she was 5, first there was the manifestation of very fine pubic hair, then on and off armpit odor and now small breast bu...
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My daughter is 6 years old has body odor, some pubic hair and developing breasts. She's been to a pediatric endocrinologist w/ a full bloodwork up and all is normal (thankfully). Her bone age scan in July had her w/ the bone age of an ...
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My 11 year old daughter was just diagnosed with Hashimoto's. We were having her checked for constipation and several month later, this was the diagnonsis. Not what I expected!!! I have several questions... How common is this in her age...
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Hi, My son is 15y/o 5'2" . His hand x-ray shows 17.5y/o, radial bone is still open but lunar bone fused. We took his knee x-ray and almost fused but not fully closed. Dr recommended to use arimidex 4 months to see if it helps to reduce ...
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My nephew mentioned to me today that his daughter who is about two years old, has angel syndrome. He said, that the neurologist did notgave them a explanation of what that syndrome consist of what kind of effects it has. Can you please t...
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my son is 5 years old, he is about 45 inches tall and weighs about 45 lbs. this is going to be probably the strangest question you've received but i have been concerned about this now for at least two years. i am very worried about m...
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My son had xrays of his hands done because the doctor was concerned about his height being so short. In the first year, he went from being born at 22.5 inches to 3rd percentile. I think it was around 9 months when he dropped down to th...
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My 11 year old granddaughter has an "enlarged thyroid with multiple masses around it" according to the Dr and a scan report - what is it? we are waiting for an appt with a Pediatric endo - should we be in a great hurry? the report came b...
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I have a daughter who is 9 years old. She started pubertyPuberty and adolescence when she was 7, when I saw the (she was growing Breast lumps) I took her to her peditrician. The doctor sent me to have scan, everything I guess came fine a...
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I am a 21 year old male with delayed puberty (I think?) I still have wet dreams, I look extremely young for my age, I dont have much muscle even though I work out, and my voice still has not completely finished changing. I have body hair...
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My son is now 10.5yrs. The history is long but about 6months old he stopped gaining weight. He continued to decline & slip milestones. We went to every specialist from Neuro to Cardio to GI to Endo. We finally found a GI that realized ev...
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I have a 15.5 year old son that was treated with accutane when he was almost14 years old. A bone age x-ray was taken before the start of accutane and the reading was a of a normal 14 year old. After the 20 week accutane treatment we had ...
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