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Anyone had a low percentile child refered to paed specialist?

(5 Posts)
littleM Fri 27-May-11 14:02:54

Ds1 is on 0.2 percentile for height and has been since 6 months, at 2 he has now edged up to the 2nd percentile for weight having been 0.2 and under. While I am not tall, I am not really short either. The red book says that if your child falls outside of the range determined by parental height they should be referred to a paed dr specialising in endcrinology. Has anyone else done this? I am not sure whether to push the gp for this as ds is developing normally just is tiny (still in 9-12 month trousers!).

Bonsoir Fri 27-May-11 14:07:57

Yes, you should push for a referral.

Sirzy Fri 27-May-11 14:25:26

If your worried give your HV a call and see what they say. I wouldn't be to worried as its not a sudden drop but does no harm to get advice.

littleM Fri 27-May-11 14:32:34

thanks - while I think he's fine and just small, I don't want to find out in 10 years that he is deficient in something that could have been helped if spotted early

PersonalClown Fri 27-May-11 14:35:21

Yep. Toad boy goes back to the paed in September.
He's 4 ft 5 at 9 years old but he's just not gaining the weight properly.
He's gone from the 50th/75th percentile to just under the 25th.

His waist is no bigger than last year. I haven't had to take out the waists on his shorts.

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