Growth Failure in Children (cont.)
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The doctor or health-care practitioner may want to evaluate the child every three months while the cause of growth failure is being investigated. This also allows the doctor to obtain repeated growth measurements, which can then be used to estimate the child's growth rate.
The doctor may refer the child to a pediatric endocrinologist (a doctor who specializes in studying hormones) for a more detailed evaluation of the possible causes of growth failure.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/4/2014
Stephen Kemp, MD, PhD
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