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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Milliken
Thoracic Surgery 41 years experience
Not necessarily: The body habitus described is often typical of patients who have pectus excavatum deformities, as well as with an inherited connective tissue disorder... Read More
Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology 16 years experience
Marfan syndrome: It sounds like you suspect you may have marfan. Your doctor will address your concerns, and conduct a workup based on his evaluation. Aortic aneurysm ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Change parents.: Body shape is genetic. Many cultures or families genetically have broader chests and thinner legs, others are long-limbed, or short. You cannot chan... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Your stuck: with your body as it was genetically determined. Learn to be satisfied and love the body you have.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Long legs: Abnormally long legs may be seen with Marfan syndrome ( connective tissue disorder).
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Stretching will not make you grow taller.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Most common places: Increased weight leading to obesity will still occur in the typical areas such as the abdomen, upper legs/hips, buttock area. Best way to not worry ab... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Everyone differs: The length and shape of your legs will depend upon your genetics and body type. Everyone has a different body shape even at our leanest. Key is to ai... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
No: You are as tall as you will ever be at your age. There are many different types of body configurations which are most likely inherited from your pare... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: Maternal and paternal genetics have a greater bearing on eventual fetal height then the ultrasound especially when th growth spurt starts in adolescen... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Silver
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes, it is possible!: Typically long legs & large feet go with tall stature (like puppies with big paws) but not 100% of t he time. I do have a few patients with big feet ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
No unless it means: That you are taller than 6 feet as taller people have an increased risk of lower back problems just due to the mechanics and loads on their spine base... Read More

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