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A 16-year-old female asked:

i am very short. is there any hormones or patches or shots i can get to increase my height. i'm 16 and only 4' 10"?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Growing pains: You are still very young. You will probably have your growth spurt soon. Unless your growth is abnormally slow (your pediatrician will know this) there is no medical magic pills to take to make you grow.

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Help please? What hormone will stunt my height growth?

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Height: Have you had your height documented from an early age. If so at what age did you stop growing. If you are still growing, albeit slowly, and are much shorter than your parents a visit to your doctor would be appropriate. That said, well before age 47 your bone growth should have stopped and there is little likelihood of getting taller

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