Testing & Diagnosis for Premature Adrenarche in Children

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How is premature adrenarche diagnosed?

If your child is showing symptoms of premature adrenarche, her healthcare provider may want to simply monitor it for a while with regular checkups. Other diagnostic procedures may be performed to rule out causes and complications. These could include:

  • monitoring your child’s growth patterns to see if she is growing at a steady rate
  • bloodwork to measure hormone levels
  • x-ray of your child’s hand to determine “bone age,” which can indicate early puberty
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