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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Weight And Height Percentile

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My 11 mon old girl has a circumference of only 43cms.she is hitting all her milestones.she is 32 percentile ( weight )& 95(height).shld I b concerned?

My 11 mon old girl has a circumference of only 43cms.she is hitting all her milestones.she is 32 percentile ( weight )& 95(height).shld I b concerned?

Mgt: The growth chart provides additional information about the velocity of growth. The values provided are one point in time on the growth curve, and are within the normal range for girls her age. If you are concerned, viewing her growth chart with your PCP is advised. ...Read more

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What's the difference between being an actual dwarf and being the height of a dwarf?

What's the difference between being an actual dwarf and being the height of a dwarf?

Different kinds: Being the size of a dwarf and being a dwarf are the same. There are many different causes of dwarfism, some of which are structural genetic bone/connective abnormalities, some are the result of hormone deficiencies and can be treated. ...Read more

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Should my baby be in the same percentile for height and weight?

Should my baby be in the same percentile for height and weight?

No: No, this is a common misconception! if all children had the same percentile for height and weight, there would be no tall skinny, broad muscular, or short heavy kids! growth percentiles are mostly used to predict and track growth over time. ...Read more

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What if my child's weight percentile is higher than her height percentile?

What if my child's weight percentile is higher than her height percentile?

See below: As long as your child is staying on track, that is not crossing the percentile lines on the growth chart, the fact that one is higher than the other is not important. ...Read more

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Should a child's height percentile always be higher than weight percentile?

Should a child's height percentile always be higher than weight percentile?

No: There is also a weight for height graph that can tell if the child weighs more than he should for his height. But a child could be -for example-25% height and 50% weight and still fall within normal guidelines. Kids tend to change rapidly mad may get heavier just before a growth spurt, . If the doctor says your child is overweight please take it seriously. Work on exercise ; eating habits. ...Read more

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22 month old boy is 30.5 inches tall & 35 lbs. which percentile sis he in for height & weight?

22 month old boy is 30.5 inches tall & 35 lbs. which percentile sis he in for height & weight?

See pediatrician...: With the numbers you gave, your son is about 97% for weight and 3rd% for height. I would advise that you discuss with his pediatrician to ensure that he is growing on target for his normal and to discuss a healthy toddler lifestyle (nutrition choices, drink consumption, screen time, and activity) ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 17 yrs old and my height and weight are 2nd percentile, does not it mean I have growth stunt ?

Many factors: Male / female? If have started menses in females? Height and growth curve of parents... Point is, these factors and others may contribute. Your pediatrician should be able to help and maybe an endocrinologist eval. ...Read more

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My baby is in 75% percentile height and 25percentile weight.6 month old boy.17 lb at and 27.5 inch height.is it normal?

My baby is in 75% percentile height and 25percentile weight.6 month old boy.17 lb at and 27.5 inch height.is it normal?

Tough word - normal: Being thin and tall is perfectly fine if the child is growing along their growth curves normally. Make sure your pediatrician or FP doctor is measuring height and weight and plotting them on a growth curve. If the baby odd changing percentiles over time, you may need to intervene with nutritional or medical help. Check with your doctor on this ! ...Read more

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