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Unexplained Weight Gain in Children

Let's look at another possibility.

Does your child have any of the following?

- Noticeable weight gain in the face (so it looks like a moon) or on the back of the neck (called a buffalo hump)

- New acne

- Reddening of the cheeks

- Stretch marks

- Pubertal development (growth of breasts or pubic hair, penis, and/or testicles getting larger) earlier than expected

Yes, my child has one or more of those.

No, my child doesn't have any of those.

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