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Pediatric Constitutional Growth Delay

Children with constitutional growth delay grow at a normal rate, but tend to be smaller than other children their age.

Dallas

214-456-5959
Fax: 214-456-5963
Suite F4400

Plano

469-303-2400
Fax: 469-303-2407
Suite P4400

Park Cities

469-488-7000
Fax: 469-488-7001
Suite 106

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What is Pediatric Constitutional Growth Delay?

Constitutional growth delay is a temporary condition, not a medical disorder. Children with constitutional grown delay don’t show any signs or symptoms of growth disorders or diseases that would cause a growth delay.

Children (3-11 years old*) and young teens (12-14 years old**) with constitutional growth delay typically catch up with their peers in adulthood.

What are the signs and symptoms of Pediatric Constitutional Growth Delay?

  • Delayed growth spurt even when they reach puberty (between the ages of 10 and 14 for girls and between the ages of 12 and 16 for boys***)
  • Delayed sexual development
  • Reach puberty later than peers

*Age of children as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
**Age of young teens as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
***Age of puberty is middle childhood to teenage years as defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

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