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If you grow taller in your late 30s is it just a small amt like 1/2 inch or can it be as much as 2-3 inches or so. besides acromegaly what causes that?

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Dr. Richard Zimon answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Acromegaly: is due to a benign tumor in the PITUITARY gland the so called "mastergland" which controls a number of other glands and which produces HGH HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE!) IT IS TOTALLY TREATABLE!!!!!! A 2-3inch growth in late 30's SHOULD BE EVALUATED by a BOARD CERTIFIED ENDOCRINOLOGIST! Asl your PCP for a Referral! Hope this helps! DR Z

Answered 5/19/2016

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