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She is just small. .. *R [E]N%A/Y ¥ 2 kids; Kansas city, MO, United States 4661 posts
Jan 10th

Took my daughter to a check up today which ended up a huge ordeal. 
She is very short at 8 years old,  only 44 inches.  She has always been short but this time the dr is worried about it.  They sent us to the hospital to have a bone growth test done,  and now we have to go to an endocrinologist.  We have a lot of short women in my family but the dr days she is trending to be 4ft 6in tall at full grown. anyone else delt with this before? I'm not too worried,  because she is healthy and i see short women all the time, what could they even be looking for? 

Addi&Aria'smama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 8142 posts
Jan 10th

Probably her growth hormone levels. Maybe look at her pituitary gland and make sure it is functioning properly.They might do x-rays to check her growth plates. 

bia. 3 kids; ., ., Portugal 101575 posts
Jan 10th

Holy hell she is short, isn't she? My newly 4yr old is 42.8in lol..when will she have those tests don 

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 8505 posts
Jan 10th

I was only 4'4" for the longest time, and had a growth spurt around 11, that put me 4'8". and I hit another spurt somewhere around 14/15, i'm only 5' 1"-2".

JoAnna &hearts's Jett 2 kids; Midlothian, TX, United States 7990 posts
Jan 10th

My niece has a rare growth issue and at 15 years old she is only 4'6 and will not grow anymore. I can ask my sister the name it's a word I can't pronounce well. Anyways they found out when she was almost 10 years old. We have very small women in our family, I'm only 5 ft. So my sister didn't think anything of it, but apparently it can cause problems with her periods and fertility down the road. I would get her checked. That's really tiny. 

♥Jessie♥ 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 12402 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting JoAnna &hearts's Jett:
My niece has a rare growth issue and at 15 years old she is only 4'6 and will not grow anymore. I can ask my sister the name it's a word I can't pronounce well. Anyways they found out when she was almost 10 years old. We have very small women in our family, I'm only 5 ft. So my sister didn't think anything of it, but apparently it can cause problems with her periods and fertility down the road. I would get her checked. That's really tiny. 


My niece also has a similar issue. Basically she won't hit puberty unless they introduce hormones at a certain age and that can still cause issues.

I would definitely go through the hoops just to make sure she is healthy even if women are typically small in your family, OP.

bia. 3 kids; ., ., Portugal 101575 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting ♥Jessie♥:

My niece also has a similar issue. Basically she won't hit puberty unless they introduce hormones at a certain age and that can still cause issues.

I would definitely go through the hoops just to make sure she is healthy even if women are typically small in your family, OP.



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That's sad,  is it Passed down from mother/Nana?? 

Mandy and her girls!~ 4 kids; Illinois 13567 posts
Jan 10th

That is pretty small. My 7 year old is 46 in and she's small for her age. She's one of the smallest in her grade but I'm not quite 5ft so it's not a surprise to me.  But if drs seem concerned I would go ahead with the testing to be sure. 

Phenomemom 2 kids; Portland, Oregon 3038 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting JoAnna &hearts's Jett:
My niece has a rare growth issue and at 15 years old she is only 4'6 and will not grow anymore. I can ask my sister the name it's a word I can't pronounce well. Anyways they found out when she was almost 10 years old. We have very small women in our family, I'm only 5 ft. So my sister didn't think anything of it, but apparently it can cause problems with her periods and fertility down the road. I would get her checked. That's really tiny. 


Is it Turners syndrome? I had a friend who has it. 

*R [E]N%A/Y ¥ 2 kids; Kansas city, MO, United States 4661 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting bia.:
Holy hell she is short, isn't she? My newly 4yr old is 42.8in lol..when will she have those tests don 


They did an xray of her wrist for a bone age test. This is what I could find.
I should get results tomorrow from that fx.
Then her pedi will refer her to the endocrinologist. Hopefully in a few weeks for more testing. 

*R [E]N%A/Y ¥ 2 kids; Kansas city, MO, United States 4661 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting JoAnna &hearts's Jett:
My niece has a rare growth issue and at 15 years old she is only 4'6 and will not grow anymore. I can ask my sister the name it's a word I can't pronounce well. Anyways they found out when she was almost 10 years old. We have very small women in our family, I'm only 5 ft. So my sister didn't think anything of it, but apparently it can cause problems with her periods and fertility down the road. I would get her checked. That's really tiny. 


Yeah I went right over to the hospital to get the first test done right away.  I'm curious now though because I knew she was short but I've just gotten used to it.  When they showed me how low she is on the charts for height, I kind of panicked.  She could really end up small. 

*R [E]N%A/Y ¥ 2 kids; Kansas city, MO, United States 4661 posts
Jan 10th

Quoting Mandy and her girls!~:
That is pretty small. My 7 year old is 46 in and she's small for her age. She's one of the smallest in her grade but I'm not quite 5ft so it's not a surprise to me.  But if drs seem concerned I would go ahead with the testing to be sure. 


This year it was really noticible. She is the shortest in her grade,  everyone else is at least a head taller then her.  They all seem to have hit a growth spurt that she missed.


I'm 5'5" and her dad is 6'2" but we both have women that are 5ft in our family.  I have 2 great grandma's and great great grandma's that were 4'8" and 4'9".

*R [E]N%A/Y ¥ 2 kids; Kansas city, MO, United States 4661 posts
Jan 10th

Sorry for the late replies. I got busy and just not had a change to really read up on what the bone age test is for.  I guess it compares the size of the growth plates in her bones.  If they show she is 5 years old (like her height would indicate) then more then likely she still has a few more growth spurts. If she shows that she is 8 years old then it would mean she already had the major growth spurts and just didn't gain any height from them.  

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3434 posts
status Jan 11th

Yeah, that's small. My daughter is just short of that and she's 4. I hope it's nothing too sinister. Good luck. 

♥Jessie♥ 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 12402 posts
Jan 11th

Quoting Phenomemom:

Is it Turners syndrome? I had a friend who has it. 


That is what my niece jas.