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if a growth hormone issue causes female to suddenly grow inches taller after age 35 wouldn't other changes occur too? what kinds of things might u see

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
That doesn't happen: Growth hormone cannot make a person grow inches taller unless there are growth plates in the long bones that are still active. That does not happen at age 35 years.
Answered on Apr 24, 2016

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