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6 year old dd has a pot belly

(4 Posts)
Salmiak Mon 23-May-16 14:03:06

My dd is healthy, active, eats a good diet is within a healthy bmi, but she has a massive pot belly to the extent where i cant buy trousers/shorts that fit her (she wears a lot of skirts, dresses, leggings, etc but jeans will not fit). She doesn't suffer from constipation.

She's always had a bit of a belly, but recently its grown and she looks pregnant. She's not bothered by it, doesn't have stomach aches, but its definitely become very pronounced and she always looks bloated.

Should i take her to the GP to rule out anything, or just leave it and hope she grows out of it?

LostAtTheFair Mon 23-May-16 14:04:16

Definitely take her to the GP to be on the safe side

mawbroon Mon 23-May-16 14:05:07

Ds1 has this. It gets much worse if he drinks a lot of milk, so intolerance related in his case.

Backingvocals Tue 24-May-16 16:35:38

Definitely GP. Could be intolerance - and this was DS. Fairly benign. But could be something else so please talk to GP.

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