There used to be a Pediatric Endocrinology expert forum on Mh but I believe it has closed now . .They will probably test him again for his b and see how he is doing the fact they said the growth plates were open was a good sign.. Let us know what the endo says ..we get many questions like yours and I have asked for another forum to be opened if possible
The doctor suggested we go for an MRI to rule out anything such as tumors that may be having the effect of increased growth. At the same time while he is sedated for that, they are going to do some sort of test using an IV to check and see if indeed it is an early onset of puberty. Not sure exactly what it is but he said that the give him something to release puberty hormones. This helps determine I guess if the are present? If the test is positive he will suggest lupron shots to hold off puberty.
My son just had a bone scan and his pedi said his read that he was 12. He's 8. He has also starting sprouting hair under his arms and in the pubic area. His pedi is referring us out to a specialist for additional testing and blood work. She said he should not show stages of puberty this early.
I'm worried and hope it's not a serious issue. But you are not alone in this. I will keep you posted as we learn more.
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