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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: worry worry | 2008/01/04

Q.

baby's right limb slightly big than left

my baby has her right leg slightly rounder than the left one. she is 4months, what could be wrong, is the anything to worry about, she is growing perfectly well and very active with both limbs. very concerned

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very common condition where the limbs on one side of the body are bigger than on the other side. It is known as 'Hemihypertrophy' and is usually a passing phase which returns to normal by the age of around 2 years.However there are certain syndromes associated with hemihypertrophy and it is best to have her checked by your paediatrician just to be sure that all is well and she will grow out of her particular form of hemihypertrophy.

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