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If my child has hgh deficiency, can you get hgh for your child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Human growth hormone (hgh) was limited in availability until they found a way to make it in the lab. Now available, but quite expensive ( tens of thousands/yr) it is usually dispensed by endocrinologists to kids with lab proven HGH deficiency.It is given by injection. Check with your physician.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: Is indicated to be use as soon and as early as the diagnosis has been made.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Peds Endocrinologist: Pediatric gh deficiency is diagnosed by pediatric endocrinologists. If a gh deficiency exists the patient is eligible for gh replacement. It always requires special authorization through the pediatric endocrinologist's office.

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