Last week I noticed that my DD had a breast bud under her left nipple. It could of been there longer and that I only just noticed, it's not something I regularly check. After looking around online it seemed that it some cases it was no problem, sometimes it was related to the milk they were drinking and other times related to a hormonal imbalance.
I decided to take her to the peadiatrician because I thought it was weird that she only had it on one side. She gave DD a full exam and asked when I started menstruating (13yrs). She said to bring DD back on Wednesday for an ultrasound of her adrenal glands and ovaries just to check that everything was ok. She said in most cases it's not a problem. Then she weighed and measured her and started asking me how tall myself and DH are, I'm 5 foot 7, DH is about 2 inches taller than that. She said that DD was at the top limit on the growth chart. She's 31.49 inches. She has always been at the top of the charts for height and weight but the health visitor said as long as she stayed more or less on her own curve it wasn't a problem, she's still just within the curve.
Now of course my mind is in overdrive that she has a hormone problem which is why she's so big, I'm freaking out big time!
note: the doc said it is a myth that breast buds can me related to cow/soy milk...
No they haven't drawn any blood. I asked whether she would do that on Wednesday but she said it wasn't necessary. Ooh I just wish it was Wednesday already, my gut is telling me that nothing is wrong but still, I'm nervous.
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Yeah DD had them from the BF hormones but then they went away, it's only recently that they came back on one side.
So we had the ultrasound today, great fun trying to get a crying DD to lay still. She gets really scared if she has to lay down with her clothes off anywhere else than home.
The doc said her adrenal glands looked perfect. She couldn't get the best look at her ovaries because her bladder was empty but she said if there had been any kind of significant cyst there it would of showed up. When she looked at the growth chart it looked as though DD's height was stabilizing. We just have to go back in three months to get weighed and measured again to make sure she is within the curve. We don't have to go back unless we see anything ourselves like sudden growth in height or the breast bud.
It turns out our pediatrician is also an endocrinologist! She said there was no cause to draw blood, if in the future if she is slightly suspicious she would first ex-ray her hands to make sure her bones aren't aging quicker than they should.
We still have to go back for a check up in three months but it's a relief that the scan was OK. I guess it's just one of those things.
I am 1.70m, DH 1.76 and the doc predicted that DD would be 1.67, 3 cm smaller than me. This is weird because my mum is shorter than I am and my dad is like me or a tiny bit smaller so there combined height made me at 1.70. Me and DH have a larger combined height but DD would be smaller than I am?? Weird, I think I will take that with a pinch of salt