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23kg 2 yr old!!!

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  • Posted By: piamber
  • October 23, 2008
  • 05:37 AM

Hi I hope there is some help out there for us.
I have a 33month old girl who now weighs in at 23kg she is 98cm tall.
I have been to my GP, Paediatrician and Dietician and at the moment no one can come up with a reason why she gains weight so quickly. She averages 1kg every 6-8 weeks but can easily put on 1 kg in a week if she has been to a few birthday parties.
Her diet is very healthy and she eats small portions she has reduced fat dairy products, does alot of exercise and still the weight is creeping on.
My husband and 2 of his cousins are overweight (??genetic involvement), I am of average weight and height.
She has had blood tests, including, thyroid, cortisols, diabetes, and they have all come back normal.
Please if anyone out there has the same problem with there children of has any answers I would love to hear from you.

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  • How is her development? Has her weight increased steadily since birth, or has begun increasing lately? There is hope if you are willing to keep looking for answers. I responded to a post on this website may of last year, and as hard as i have tried i have not been able to be of much help, however a geneticist ran some tests, which we believe hold the answer, as they have been sent elsewhere to be retested. Anyday now she will finally find out what is wrong with her daughter. You know your girl better than anyone else, no matter how many doctors tell you they can't find anything or nothing is wrong, keep trying, and you will get answers eventually. Also, don't forget to check back with this website every once in a while, as someone may stumble upon it and be able to tell you what is wrong. My suggestion would be to ask your doctor to refer you to a geneticist (this can yield very different results than your doctor running some tests for genetic conditions, as not all conditions are tested for in all countries, and some conditions can not even be diagnosed through testing).
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies
    • October 23, 2008
    • 11:06 PM
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  • You need a pediatric endocrinologist. She could have several disorders.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 04:50 AM
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  • No idea how to translate metrics to pounds/inches, but if she is considered short, I would think about Turner Syndrome.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 04:40 PM
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  • I'm not sure how it converts exactly either but according to a growth calculator she is above the 97th percent for height.
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 05:43 PM
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  • Thanks, Qwerty! You might try here: http://pediatrics.about.com/od/weeklyquestion/a/04_ovwt_inft.htm
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 07:52 PM
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  • Try this link, it has some genetic causes of childhood obesity http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childhood_obesity#Genetics
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies
    • October 24, 2008
    • 10:08 PM
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