We went to my duaghter's quarterly endo visit yesterday and I was shocked that she wants my daughter to get a Bone x-ray of her hand. Endo is concerned that she has not really grown since the last visit (a little over 3 months ago.) My daughter is 12 and 5'2" and has been growing like a weed, and now she has stopped. Has anybody had any experience with somethink like this?
Our son is 13 just diagnosed in March but we have not heard of this....it will be interesting to hear if anyone else has run into this.
We JUST did this with my son. In his case it was because he has suddenly grown in a'certain area' and the doctore wanted to be sure he wasn't farther along in his bone growth than he should have been. The x-ray was easy and pretty cool (I stood behind the tech when she did it). In our case, all was well. His results were within 6 months of his true age.
We had the opposite experience, my older son was growing way too fast! This was pre-diagonosis, and the doctor wanted to be sure there wasn't a problem in his adrenal glands. His bone age was about 2 years "older" than he was, but everything else checked out. After all was said and done the diagnosis - an early bloomer :)
The x ray was no big deal at all.