Tall for Age

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Tall for Age

Postby ImMeeMee » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:55 am

DD3 has been given a referral to HPB arising from her school health screening exercise. Concern is that she is tall for her age. She is 9 yo and 151cm in height. Her BMI is within normal range.

Any parent here with similar experience in your child? What should we be expecting from the consultation?

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Re: Tall for Age

Postby MrsKiasu » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:19 am

I never take note also. May I know what is the normal range of height for a 9yo girl?

Need bone test to show actual age?

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Re: Tall for Age

Postby Joyymum » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:32 am

9 yo at 151cm is very tall ! Reaching the height of an adult.

I thought short is a concern but didn't know that tall is also a concern ?

ImMeeMee, is it from the family gene that your daughter is tall ?

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Re: Tall for Age

Postby MyPillow » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:33 am

ImMeeMee wrote:DD3 has been given a referral to HPB arising from her school health screening exercise. Concern is that she is tall for her age. She is 9 yo and 151cm in height. Her BMI is within normal range.

Any parent here with similar experience in your child? What should we be expecting from the consultation?


A colleague dd was like that
Then when she is 12, early this yr, she grew to 172cm - doc said " giant genes " dad is 180 cm plus , mum is 167cm

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Re: Tall for Age

Postby MyPillow » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:36 am

MrsKiasu wrote:I never take note also. May I know what is the normal range of height for a 9yo girl?

Need bone test to show actual age?


Avg shd be 130 plus. 140 cm is tall for p3 girl. Think my ds was below 1.4 in p3

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Re: Tall for Age

Postby Imp75 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:39 am

hahahahaha I am 168cm while hubs is 178cm but my gal is only 145cm at P6.......what kind of genes did she have?

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Re: Tall for Age

Postby janet88 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:50 am

i am short (150cm)...my parents are small sized. so daughter is just like me. son is 170cm, same height as hubby.
daughter was referred to HPB because of her height. the doctor told me as long as she grows minimum 2cm every year, she is safe. at NUH, she had x ray for bone test.
short is a problem, didn't know even tall will be referred to HPB :?

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Re: Tall for Age

Postby MyPillow » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:54 am

janet88 wrote:i am short (150cm)...my parents are small sized. so daughter is just like me. son is 170cm, same height as hubby.
daughter was referred to HPB because of her height. the doctor told me as long as she grows minimum 2cm every year, she is safe. at NUH, she had x ray for bone test.
short is a problem, didn't know even tall will be referred to HPB :?


Is it like a normal x ray?
How tall is your dd now?
Since ur ds is only 16, he can grow a few more cm til abt 17 to 18, Jump jump after exam :)

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Re: Tall for Age

Postby ImMeeMee » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:59 am

MyPillow wrote:
ImMeeMee wrote:DD3 has been given a referral to HPB arising from her school health screening exercise. Concern is that she is tall for her age. She is 9 yo and 151cm in height. Her BMI is within normal range.

Any parent here with similar experience in your child? What should we be expecting from the consultation?


A colleague dd was like that
Then when she is 12, early this yr, she grew to 172cm - doc said " giant genes " dad is 180 cm plus , mum is 167cm


Was there any follow up required of your colleague's DD?

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Re: Tall for Age

Postby ImMeeMee » Tue Oct 25, 2016 10:03 am

I am also scratching my head as to why need to refer for being tall for age. I am a bit more than 160cm and DH is slightly more than 175cm. So our genes shouldn't be out of percentile.

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