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endocrinology - i have very low igf-1 but normal growth hormone for my age? what does this point to. hoping for answer to help with my talk with doc

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Growth hormone: Growth hormone is most often stable by age 25. What changes do you anticipate when you meet with your doctor? Most often the doctor will recommend treatments post menopause. I would appreciate it if you could let me know what the Gynecologist discussed with you.
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Growth hormone: At age 52 it is very unlikely that you still have growth hormone, but that does happen in some patients your age or about 3 years older. When you speak to your doctor and do have periods but do not want periods, the Gynecologist will take good care of you.
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I have been an Endocrinologist since 1972 and am still practicing. I teach medical residents and students. I have 150+ Endocrinology related publicaions. I am sorry you don't like my comment but it is appropriate. Michael Kleerekoper 313-402-6804
Jun 25, 2016

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