A 23-year-old male asked:
Is it possible to get slightly shorter when gaining weight i decreased 2cm after gaining 7kg?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Very unlikely: The loss of height is probably a mistake in one of the measurements. It is very unlikely that a 23 year old would lose 2 cm in height due to gaining weight.
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Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Unusual: I agree it would be unusual at your age to lose this much height.
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Last updated Nov 21, 2016
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