anybody know what to expect at first endocrinologist appointment??

Emili - posted on 02/22/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My daughter Journey is 9 1/2 months old and weighs 12lbs and is 24 1/2 in long. She finally has her first appointment with an endocrinologist to check for types of dwarfism and i have no clue what to expect. I really dont want to go not knowing so im trying to find other people that have been through the same thing. help!!! :)

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Jessica - posted on 02/25/2010

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My son was referred to Endocrinology from Gi when he was about 8 months old. We had just discovered that he has congenital hypothyroidism. Our first appointment was mainly an assessment of his general health, his growth, his weight, etc. Because there were concerns about his growth we also did tests (blood tests and a bone age scan) and the Dr also gave him a general developmental assessment. The endocrinologist also referred us to genetics and a neuro developmental pediatrician. Because the severity of my sons delays and growth issues the endocrinologist got us the genetics appointment for the following week, but we had to wait for the developmental one. We ended up waiting about 7 months.

Katrina - posted on 02/22/2010

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I don't know about the baby aspect because my daughter was 5 before we saw the endocrinologist, but hers basically checked her over and sent us for more tests. blood draws and x-rays.

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Jessica - posted on 02/25/2010

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You're right, it won't be fun, but it will be worthwhile. Good luck to you!

Emili - posted on 02/25/2010

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thanks! looks like its not gonna be fun. lol at least we might find out what is wrong!!

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