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