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Poor growth

Poor growth: Introduction

Normal growth is important for infants, children and adolescents. A slowing of growth rates can indicate various medical problems, even if it does not lead to weight loss. In other words, it is not enough to have some growth, but the growth rate must be enough for the normal rate. Growth rates and metrics such as weight, height, and head circumference should be evaluated against average ranges, and any change in the percentile ranking assessed carefully. Any growth abnormality needs early professional medical diagnosis, especially for infants and children....more »

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Poor growth: Symptom Checker

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Stories from Users for Poor growth

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Message Boards for Poor growth

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Diagnostic tests for Poor growth:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Poor growth. Some of these are listed below :

  • General appearance and observation
    • Looking for any dysmorphic ( abnormality of shape) features of face and body that may affect feeding or be associated with poor growth - e.g. Down syndrome, Pierre Robin syndrome (small jaw, cleft palate and downward displacement of the tongue), fetal alcohol syndrome (narrow space between the eyes, short nose, small face, small upper lip), Zellweger syndrome.
    • Observe the child's behavior and interaction with yourself. If child is alert, interested in new objects, keen to explore and relates in a friendly manner, a growth problem is more likely because of an isolated condition rather than global retardation
  • Physical examination
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Poor growth: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Poor growth

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Poor growth. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Poor growth: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Poor growth

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can simply more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children. See more »

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Poor growth: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Poor growth:

The list of organs typically affected by Poor growth may include, but is not limited to:

  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Poor growth

The list below shows some of the causes of Poor growth mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Poor growth?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Poor growth. Of the 2366 causes of Poor growth that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 13 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 17 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2335 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Poor growth:

The following list of conditions have 'Poor growth' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Poor growth:

The following list of medical conditions have Poor growth or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


















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Causes of Poor growth Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Poor growth based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Poor growth?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Poor growth, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Poor growth:

    Subtypes of Poor growth:

    Short stature (1396 causes), Failure to thrive (955 causes), Slowed growth (6 causes), Growth suppression (4 causes), Dwarfism (119 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Poor growth:

    Growth symptoms (2485 causes), Developmental problems (4007 causes), Infant symptoms (2900 causes), Developmental symptoms (4007 causes), Child health symptoms (230 causes)

    Symptoms related to Poor growth:

    Weight loss (2248 causes), Weight gain (360 causes), Short stature (1396 causes), Poor healing (41 causes), 14q+ syndrome, 18-Hydroxylase deficiency, 18p minus syndrome, 1q deletion, 2-methylbutyryl-coenzyme A dehydrogenase deficiency

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