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Just because a child does not develop as fast as his peers does not necessarily mean that he has growth problems and should undergo numerous medical examinations.
We average the child's growth rateExamination of children with low, subacute, and early puberty usually includes 5 different types of examination; hormonal and endocrine tests, vitamin D screening, thyroid or insulin test and ultrasound of the thyroid gland. However, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), this comprehensive examination of children who are perfectly healthy in themselves is often superfluous. " following his own growth curve, parents need reassurance and confirmation that everything is okay with their child, not a series of tests. ' he said Dr. Paul Kaplowitz, head of the AAP Endocrinology Unit.Hormonoassay, for example, may be completely unnecessary in children whose body odor and genital wartiness are just as early as the onset of puberty. Despite the fact that screening for endocrine abnormalities is mainly performed in children below average, only 1% bone mass can also be observed simultaneously. However, it is only worthwhile to start having thyroid tests in congenital children if their growth rate is abnormally low or if they show other signs of thyroid dysfunction.