Spirit Lake, IA
A 49-year-old female asked:

If i used hgh, assuming that some growth plates are open but some are closed, could i grow disproportionatey?could one leg grow longe than the other?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
In theory : It's possible theoretically but unlikely. Overall growth plates tend to fuse in synchrony - as in at the same time - which is why children who have a real need for growth hormone tend to do fine.
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