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A 36-year-old female asked:

When igf-1 is high and gh are normal rule out the possibility of acromegaly? or get more complicated the diagnosis?

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Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
Pediatric Endocrinology 46 years experience
Unlikely: Acromegaly as a result of excessive GH is extremely rare and symptoms are not straight forward but you can look them up. The IGF-1 is a good screening test for GH excess but if it was only mildly elevated the normal GH would be reassuring. After you read up, please discuss with the doctor who ordered the tests because it can be complicated
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