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Growth Disorders

At Queensland Paediatric Endocrinology we work with many children with growth issues in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, the Darling Downs, Northern NSW and further afield.

If you have concerns about your child being too short or too tall, talk to your GP about a referral to see us at Queensland Paediatric Endocrinology for an assessment of your child’s growth.

Children grow at different rates

Helping Kids Like Jim With Growth Issues | QPE

Helping Kids Like Jim With Growth Issues | QPE

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There are many factors that can influence children's growth and development at different stages.

Watch Jim's story to see how we can help kids like Jim with problems with their growth.

Growth Charts

Curious about how your child's height and weight are tracking?

General practitioners and specialist children's physicians often refer to growth charts for boys and girls. These are average anticipated growth patterns, plotted according to children's age and gender, creating a percentile curve.

To download a growth chart click on the relevant chart image below:

Our Team

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Rosemary Tomkinson

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Our Locations
Brisbane

Taylor Medical Centre

First Floor, Suite 10A

40 Annerley Rd

Wooloongabba Qld 4102

Toowoomba

Medici Medical Centre

15 Scott St

(Cnr Scott & Curzon St)

Level 1, Suite 105

Toowoomba, Qld 4350

What factors influence a child's growth?

Lots of factors influence a child's growth.

Some of these include:

  • Genes

    • Are their parents short or tall?

    • What about their grandparents?

  • Nutrition

  • Chronic illness

  • Long-term medication

  • Prematurity

  • Bone disorders

  • Hormone disorders.

 
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Growth concerns?

If you are concerned that your child is too short or too tall, talk to a GP about a referral to see us at Queensland Paediatric Endocrinology for an assessment of the cause of your child’s growth problem.

Early detection and correct treatment is vital as after pubertal growth the growth plates fuse and no further increase in height is possible.

It's equally important to remember that growth, like learning, can take place in spurts.