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My daughter will be 12 in a month. Is below avg in ht and wt, 4ft 8.5 in, 30kg. She grew 2.5 inches in last year. How to diagnose any growth problem?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Consult your Dr.

Drs will usually keep track of growth on a chart.
The numbers you list show your daughter growing at a normal rate from 11 to 12 between the 10 & 25% lines on cdc charts.The weight is @ 3%. If your child has maintained this growth chart position for most of her life, she may just be small. If she was taller than average & slowed, it could be a problem.A simple bone maturity x-ray could help decide.

In brief: Consult your Dr.

Drs will usually keep track of growth on a chart.
The numbers you list show your daughter growing at a normal rate from 11 to 12 between the 10 & 25% lines on cdc charts.The weight is @ 3%. If your child has maintained this growth chart position for most of her life, she may just be small. If she was taller than average & slowed, it could be a problem.A simple bone maturity x-ray could help decide.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Growth

She could use an evaluation by a growth expert.
These are board - certified pediatric endocrinologists.

In brief: Growth

She could use an evaluation by a growth expert.
These are board - certified pediatric endocrinologists.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Growth problems

The clear answer is to use a growth chart.
Children should generally grow right along the same percentile (%) as they were born. Crossing 2 standard lines (5%, 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 95% usually indicates a problem. Thus for optimal assessment you should have several heights and weights at different ages. There are now nice online growth calculators. Try this one: http://medcalc.Com/growth/.

In brief: Growth problems

The clear answer is to use a growth chart.
Children should generally grow right along the same percentile (%) as they were born. Crossing 2 standard lines (5%, 10%, 25%, 50%, 75%, 95% usually indicates a problem. Thus for optimal assessment you should have several heights and weights at different ages. There are now nice online growth calculators. Try this one: http://medcalc.Com/growth/.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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