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A 40-year-old female asked about a 46-year-old female:

Docs said growth hormone could be the cause of height growth spurts @ ages 39 & 41. what gh issue would cause that--acromegaly or something else?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Somebody's lying 2 U: Your long bones are not going to lengthen at that age with the administration of HGH. The skull over your eyebrows will and your hands will get gnarled. Think of Boris Karloff! There are surgical procedures to lengthen bone. Once the growth plates are sealed HGH doesn't work. You can get elevator shoes and a personal dresser to help you choose a fancier wardrobe! Good luck! Medicine can't miracles
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
In real life...: That does not happen in real life, meaning a middle-aged adult does not grow taller if having excess growth hormone. She will get acromegaly instead of growing taller.
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Last updated Apr 29, 2016


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