My daughter is 10 and has been gaining weight rapidly the past few weeks. She gained 5 lbs this week alone. It isnt her diet or lack of exercise. We've cut out all fast food, soda, candy and so on. She walks for 40 minutes every day.
A few weeks ago I took her in to her pediatrician becuase I noticed a lump on her back below her neck (buffalo hump). She also has leathery looking skin on the back of her neck. The Dr ran a 24 hour UFC (urine free cortisol) test to see if it might be Cushing's Syndrome and the results came back within normal range. I also noticed she's only grown 2 inches in the past two years, which isnt unusual but a bit on the low side. She's also been tested for diabetes and she doesnt have it. The Dr cant figure out whats wrong and instists she's fine. I know something isnt right though.
Any suggestions as to what it might be? I feel so bad for her. She's constantly made fun of in school and she cries all the time. No one in either side of our family has obesity problems so I wouldnt think it's genetic. My son is 8 and he's rail thin, the boy eats like a grown man!
Please help me try to understand what might be going on with her. What other test should I ask her Dr to perform??