Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
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