When To Visit a Pediatric Endocrinologist

  • Symptoms of diabetes (increased thirst, frequent urination, constant hunger, weight loss, and extreme fatigue)
  • Growth failure/slow growth
  • Child is significantly shorter than expected for family
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Ambiguous genitalia, micropenis
  • Hirsutism, menstrual problems
  • Girls with early breast development (before 8 years)
  • Girls with no breast enlargement by age 13 and boys with no testicular
    enlargement by age 14
  • Girls with no menses by age 16
  • Rickets
  • Goiter
  • Endocrine complications of systemic illness and their therapies (as in children with cancers, thalassemia, chronic renal disease, cystic fibrosis)