Help!!! My 8 year old daughter has so many symptoms but no one seems to be able to figure out what is wrong. She is overweight but I can't seem to figure out why. Her diet is healthy. She is very active. She plays softball and takes 4 dance classes along with P.E. at school. Her weight gain happens in spurts and is usually 8-10 pounds at a time. She is also tall for her age. (She is 5 ft tall.) She also wears a womens size 9 1/2 shoe and her hands are the same size as mine. I took her to the pediatrician and voiced my concerns. Other symptoms are a hump on the back of her neck, very dry skin and scalp, red face, headaches, hair texture changed from normal to very dry, some pubic hair, and she snores. I was referred to a pediatric endocrinologist after her bone age came back advanced. She was 7 years and 10 months at the time and her bone age showed 11 years. Her cholesterol was extremely high at one check, then normal at the next check. Her insulin was normal the first check, then tripled the second time. Her c-peptide was also high, but her glucose was normal. After all this time, she will be 9 years old this month and all doctors want to see is an overweight child who needs to be on a diet. I took her to a nutritionist and kept a food journal for 2 weeks. Even she was stumped after seeing her diet was healthy and she still managed to gain 4 pounds. Her dentist did an x-ray that orthodontists usually perform and told me that there is something not quite right within the pituitary region. We have done numerous hormone checks and they always come back normal. I know that something is not right and that this is way more than just a nutrition problem or a lazy child. She is far from it. She has an older sister and a younger brother both who are of average height and in the 20th percentile for their weights. What am I missing? What else can I do to help her? What should I do next? I am not willing to simply give up and watch her get worse but I don't know what else the doctors are maybe missing. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:confused:Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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