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Growth Above 95th Percentile
Identify PATTERNS: Growth charts allow us to determine whether the trend or pattern of a child's growth is healthy. This is crucial, because individual measurements may be +/-, due to squirming babies or slightly different measuring techniques. While it's tempting to focus on individual measurements, this often creates undo anxiety. The big picture--over time--is usually what matters most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Babies often switch curves on a growth chart, depending on their activity levels, the time of day the measurement is taken, and the genetic potential for growth they are given by her parents. As long as your baby continues to grow, the growth curves are just guides. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
My baby is measuring in the 8th percentile at 15 weeks for growth. What are some complications? Could it mean, I will miscarry?
Follow up: 8th percentile is a little concerning, but you need to have follow up ultrasounds to watch feel growth. Now that you are out of the first trimester, your risk of miscarriage is extremely low. ...Read more
My nephew is in the 2nd percentile for height at one year but always been short.42nd percentile for weight. Could he have a growth issue? Dwarfism?
Genetic Height?: The key here is his parents heights. Take the average of his parents height, and add 2 for a boy. Where does this fall? Is it at the low end? Another factor is both parents puberty patterns. Were they late bloomers? This can be another cause. Should be evaluated at his one year checkup! ...Read more
Which is the percentile for a child of 3 boy that is 35lbs and 32in long I can't really read the growth charts?
Is height correct?:
35 pounds is 75% for a 3 year old male.
32 inches is. ...Read more
My 4 year old is not on growth chart he was born 6 lb but 2 week later drop below 5 percentile and never recover. Should I be concern?
Growth chart is it!: To many factors to consider, but growth potential (parental height), nutrition and underlying illnesses (ie. Heart, metabolic, gastrointestinal, genetic, etc) may play a role. Talk with your doctor and ask to see the growth chart. In it is the key to being reassured or finding reason for further work up. ...Read more
My 3yo daughter's weight is around 60th percentile and her height is 30th. Will this always be the case, or can she have a growth spurt and even out?
My son is 6 month old his head circumfrence is 42 CM in the 10 th percentile should I be worried about his growth. But he meets milestones for hisage?
Milestones: As long as his motor skills are still present I wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more
I want to track my antenatal growth. Baby's 77mm tall at 13 wks, and 1lb at 20 wks. I want to make sure her percentile is ok. I've not gained lbs yet
Should I be worried about my child's growth and what should I do? I am worried about my child's growth. When he was three, he was 39 inches (or about the 85th percentile). He is currently six and a half and only 45 inches (or below the 25th percentile).
First of all, you need to be heard. If your doctor is not listening to your concerns then you need to bring to his/her attention. If that does not work find another doctor for your child. Your concerns are valid. A decrease in the growth cure from about 85th percentile to 25th is concerning. In light of this and the family history you should ask to be referred to an endocrinologist (hormone doctor) to evaluate your son. Also a nutritionist can be consulted to make sure your son's diet is appropriate. His history of asthma and allergies should not have caused such a significant drop in his growth curve.
Be an advocate for your son, demand the best care.
All the best. ...Read more
What happens if baby drops from fetal growth percentile in 4 weeks but is still within the 10 and 90%? Is that a reason for concern?
No concern: The ultrasound measurements can vary from one test to the next. In the last month or two of pregnancy, ultrasound "guesses" about baby's size and weight can be off by quite a bit. It is not perfect technology. As long as the baby does not drop below the 10th percentile it should be fine. It sounds like you are being followed closely, which is good. Good luck. ...Read more
I saw on my 38 week growth ultrasound that the baby's bpd was in the 9th percentile, yet everything else was 30-50th percentile. Nobody mentioned it to me. Is this just normal variation? He's not breech.
Had my growth ultrasound at 29 weeks pregnant baby is measuring in the 13th percentile and is lbs 2 lbs 9 oz. They said she was fine. Is this ok?
13%: Since the fetal weight is 13% it is likely that your doctor will want to repeat the sonogram in 3-4 weeks to confirm adequate fetal growth. Less than 10% is considered be the cutoff for fetal growth restriction. Discuss the plan of care with the doctor treating your pregnancy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost 5 Yo DD is very short, fit & active. I am short but hubby and others in family have good height. She is < 3 percentile. Growth Hormone Therapy?
Hard to speculate: About 3% of the normal kids fall in that range of height and would not benefit from growth hormone.A first step would be to have an x-ray done of her wrist/hand. Growth centers in those bones can reveal a bone maturity. A reading suggesting 5 or later would suggest she is genetically short. A reading of 4, just a late bloomer, 3 or earlier would warrant blood studies of her hormones. Start with her doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 15 weeks pregnant and my baby's growth is in the 8th percentile. The doctor says my baby is measuring a couple of days behind. Could this be why?
Depends: Sometimes, this early in the pregnancy, a baby could be at the 8th percentile because you or your husband are on the short side. Another reason could be doctor's comparing this ultrasound against a previous one and there's an error in dating. First trimester ultrasounds can be off by +/- 5 days or so. Which, as you might guess, can affect the accuracy. Ob/Gyn will tell you if need to be worried ...Read more
I'm 35.5 weeks pregnant. Baby's weight or growth rate is in the 22 percentile last Fri. At what percentile below the threshold 20 percentile is an indication that the baby needs to be induced earlier?
Fetal growth on the 28th percentile considered normal? I'm 28w2d today. Do I need more calories? Doctor told me everything is good but I worry iugr
From 10 to 90: Percentile is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›