Pediatrics Community
Constitutional growth delay
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to allergies, behavior, developmental disorders, immunizations and vaccines, puberty, and any other pediatric health issues including brain, bone, heart, lungs, gastrointestinal and urological in adolescents, infants, newborns, and toddlers.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Constitutional growth delay

My son is 14 years old. He was diagnosed with constitutional growth delay at age 9. He has been in the 5th percentile since he was about 2 years old. He was recently seen by a pediatric endocrinologist. His bone age is roughly 11 & 3/4 years. The endocrinologist wants to wait until the end of the school year, have another bone age x-ray done, and if the bone age is 12 years start him on a 6 month course of Oxandralone. He did not have any other tests done besides the bone age x-ray. Should he have had maybe a thryoid or hormone tests done also for diagnosis? As with most his age, my son is having such a difficult time with this issues as he is the smallest boy in his high school (4ft 9in). I want to help him but don't want to rush into a treatment without finding out all the information first. I have been on a web search for information but would appreciate your comments.



This discussion is related to Constitutional Growth Delay.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pediatrics Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Children's Health Answerers
803938_tn?1403751853
Blank
Ecologic
Planet Earth