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Child Clinic & Endocrine Centre

Pediatric Endocrinologist, Pediatrician
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Clinic Address
C5 /76 Sector 11 Rohini ,
New Delhi , Delhi - 110085
Details for Dr. Richa Arora Agarwal
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi,
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi
MD - Paediatrics
Delhi University
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Visiting Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital
Bhagwati Hospital, Rainbow Hospital- Panipat
Professional Memberships
Delhi Medical Council
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Member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics
Indian Society for Pediatric Adolescent Endocrinologist
Past Experience
2008 - 2009 pediatrician at Max Hospital , Saket
2009 - 2010 endocrinologist at Safdarjung Hospital
2010 - 2012 Pediatrician at Safdardarjung Hospital
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  • MBBS, MD - Paediatrics, D.N.B. PEDIATRICS, Visiting Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, Bhagwati Hospital, Rainbow Hospital- Panipat
    Pediatric Endocrinologist, Pediatrician
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  • Visiting Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, D.N.B. PEDIATRICS, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, Bhagwati Hospital, Rainbow Hospital- Panipat
    The term short stature describes the height of the person that is significantly below the average height for a person's age, sex, racial group, or family. Growth failure is often confused with short stature. Growth failure that occurs over time eventually results in short stature. By definition, growth failure is a medical condition. However, short stature is often a normal variant.

    Short stature may or may not be a sign or symptom caused by a medical condition. Your child's growth must be assessed over a period of time and not just at a single point. Any departure from a prior growth pattern, appropriate for the child's genetic background may signal the appearance of a disease.


    Short parents tend to have short children. Children with a family backgroud of short stature does not have any symptoms related to diseases that affect growth. Children with constitutional growth delay do not have any diseases. These children enter puberty later than their peers. However, because they continue to grow for a longer period of time, they catch up to their peers as they reach their adult height, which is normal and comparable to their parents.

    Some symptoms may signal a medical condition causing short stature. The following symptoms should be further investigated by your doctor:

    Child has stopped growing or is growing slower than expected (less than 4 cm, or 2 in, each year in the pre-pubertal child of elementary school age)
    Weight loss or gain (more than 5 lbs in a month)
    Poor nutrition/loss of appetite
    Delayed puberty (absent breast development by age 14 or absent menstrual spotting by age 15 for a girl or absent enlargement of the testes by age 14 for a boy); note that the presence or absence of pubic hair is not a reliable sign of pubertal development

    What Causes Short Stature?

    The three major reasons for short stature are constitutional growth delay, genetics and disease.

    Constitutional Growth Delay: Some children simply develop later than others. These children are often referred to as 'late bloomers'. These kids are small for their age and often enter puberty later. However, they'll continue to grow after their friends have stopped. They usually catch up by adulthood.

    Genetics: If one or both parents are short, there's a strong possibility that their child will also be short. If there are no underlying medical reasons why either parent is short, their child's short stature may be perfectly healthy.

    Disease: A number of diseases may cause unusually short stature. These diseases fall into several categories:

    Endocrine diseases affect hormone production and often height. These include growth hormone deficiency (GHD), hypothyroidism, or low thyroid hormone levels, and Cushing's disease.
    Chronic diseases can also decrease height through their effects on overall health. Examples of chronic disease are heart disease, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, kidney problems, sickle cell anemia, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
    Genetic conditions that affect height include Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, and Williams syndrome.
    Bone and skeletal diseases, such as rickets or achondroplasia, may change stature through their effects on bone growth.

    Problems during pregnancy can affect the height of a child. Malnutrition can also lead to short stature.
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  • Visiting Consultant - Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Hospital, Saroj Super Speciality Hospital, D.N.B. PEDIATRICS, MD - Paediatrics, MBBS, Bhagwati Hospital, Rainbow Hospital- Panipat
    Precocious puberty is a medical condition in which the process of a child turning into an adult i.e. puberty is initiated at an earlier stage than what is considered as normal. Certain characteristics like rapid growth of bones and muscles change the body structure, its ability to reproduce and manifest during puberty. If puberty is initiated before the age of 8 in girls and 9 in in case of boys, then it is a case of precocious puberty.

    Studies to determine the actual cause as to why precocious puberty occurs have been inconclusive. In some cases, due medical conditions, such as hormonal disorders, brain abnormalities, brain tumor, and infections might cause precocious puberty. Generally medication is prescribed in such conditions to delay the process of puberty until later.

    In case of girls, if you notice the below mentioned symptoms in a child who is about 8 years of age then it is a sign of precocious puberty:
    a. Breast Growth
    b.Menarche (First Period)

    In case of boys if you notice the below mentioned symptoms in a child who is about 9 years of age then it is a sign of precocious puberty:
    a. Enlarged testicles and penis
    b. Facial hair
    C. Deepening voice

    Also, there are few characteristics or traits which are common to both girls and boys and indicate precocious puberty if it occurs at an early age:
    - Underarm hair or pubic hair
    - Acne
    - Rapid growth
    - Adult body odor

    Precocious puberty might induce a few complications. A few have been stated below:

    Short height: Children who are suffering from precocious puberty in many cases grow taller at a quicker rate at first. This generally causes such children to be of below average height when they enter adulthood. By early diagnosis and treatment of precocious puberty, such a situation could be avoided and the child in question would be taller than he/she would if they did not undergo treatment.

    Social and emotional problems: Children who undergo puberty before their peers can end up being self-conscious about their body, which may result in low self-esteem or in extreme cases substance abuse.

    Treatment of patients suffering from precocious puberty can be administered through medications like GnRH antagonist treatment. This is a monthly injection, which delays further development and has to be continued up to the point till normal puberty period sets in.
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