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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Only rarely: The great majority of cases of acromegaly are what we call sporadic, that is not familial. If a family member has or had acromegaly, and you think tha ... Read More
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Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Acromegaly: That would be an extremely rare situation, to my knowledge there are no hereditary links in acromegaly.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Young
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Not very: It is a very uncommon diagnosis.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
IGF-1, MRI, others: A screening test is igf-1 (or insulin-like growth factor). This test is more reliable than growth hormone (gh) because gh is released in pulses, so th ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Pituitary: Pituitary tumor causing exce3ssive growthhormone production after bones have fused (no more linear growth). When younger, can cause gigantism. Can i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
32 years experience Endocrinology
Many: Adults do not gain height once the bones are completely mineralized, but the bones can grow in width. So wider hands or feet are classic symptoms. Fa ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Acromegaly: Acromegaly is abnormal soft tissue growth from excessive growth hormone production by a pituitary tumor. A change in glove or shoe size can be the ea ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shin Beh
Dr. Shin Beh answered
8 years experience Neurology
Yes: Yes it can.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Check IGF-1: Hi. If we suspect acromegaly on clinical grounds, we check an IGF-1 (and I also get an IGFBP-3); I get a GH, but it's seldom helpful at the screening ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Acromegaly: You do not say why you think you have this relatively rare disease. You should see your doctor about this. An endocrinologist is a specialist in gl ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Acromegaly : Hi. Treating acromegaly is a multi-pronged approach. The first step is almost always surgery, however surgery is often not curative. Subsequent lines ... Read More

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