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Obese six year old with a lump below the neck. Stent put in the kidney. Advice?

My 6 year old great granddaughter weighs 130 pounds. She has a hump on her back just below her neck. born with a kidney they had to put a stint in when under a year and at 5 she had it removed. Her tummy at times is far more bloated than at others. her 3 siblings are actually on the thin side. Please help. Breaking our hearts school will be unbearable for her.
Asked On : Thu, 2 May 2013
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Hi thanks for your question.
6 years old and weight of 130 pound means morbid obesity. The hump at the back could be collection of fat and there is nothing to worry for this hump. What she needs urgently is control of this morbid obesity. She should be investigated to rule out any metabolic disorder like hypothyroidism. Bloating of tummy is expected with this much of obesity. With so much of obesity at this stage of life can have lot of health related problems in her feature life. I would suggest you to consult an internal medicine specialist preferably an endocrinologist who may evaluate her for such a morbid obesity and may advice you a management plan.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Sat, 22 Jun 2013
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