A member asked:

When to begin growth hormone treatment for short stature.?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

At puberty.: At puberty, because their is synergy between reproductive hormones and hgh. Also, the growth plates are open.

Answered 11/26/2013


Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

When/if criteria met: This is best determined by the pediatric endocrinologist involved in the case. Whether it is used as replacement for deficiency, or in a short course to push a delayed puberty, the decision is complex.I deficiency cases it is timed to help establish growth in natural puberty.In kids with normal varient familial short stature, it may or may not offer any increase in final height.

Answered 10/27/2016



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Growth hormone therapy (hgh) for 18 yrs old female, 151cms, what to do?

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