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A 40-year-old female asked:

If there is no tumor, what other conditions/issues would cause person (i'm 40) to increase secretion of growth hormone & cause height to grow @ my age?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Increase height @ 40: If there is no tumor, what other conditions/issues would cause person (I'm 40) to increase secretion of growth hormone & cause height to grow @ my age? ANS: the only reason I know of for an increase in height at your age is new shoes or bad height measurement or someone playing a trick on you. Please get more details and can do 2nd opinion.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Once the: skeletal growth plates fuse in late adolescence, it is no longer possible to have any appreciable height growth. So, excessive growth hormone in adults causes bone thickening rather than bone lengthening(acromegaly).
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Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 43 years experience
Not growth hormone?: maybe the cause of your growth is not growth hormone. However, this is not a simple question or issue. I recommend you review your problems with your primary care doctor and seek out a specialist if you cannot find an answer that satisfies you.
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Last updated Dec 19, 2016

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