My 5 year old daughter looks pale and just lost 7 pounds is this common?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/22/2013

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Then I'd wait for the labs, as excruciatingly frustrating as that can be...

Generally, it's not uncommon in my experience for kiddos going thru a growth spurt to lose a few pounds quickly, but it's also better to be safe than sorry!

Good luck...I'm sure everything will be fine ;-)

Erika - posted on 08/22/2013

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thanks - I did report her weight loss to her pediatrician, the family walk-in & hence the work up of labs...

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 08/22/2013

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any sudden weight loss should be reported to her physician, and have her checked out.

Erika - posted on 08/22/2013

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She weight a heafty 60lbs and is down to 53lbs, we have had a lot of summer activity and she did recently have strep throat. We did a complete lab work up but the results aren't back yet. Instead of getting worked up I wanted to reach out and see if it's common to for sturdy children to eventually thin out or is it more serious?

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