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can gh levels be high without the presence of tumours or acromegaly?

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Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Hi, Thank you for your question. Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus Kidney disease Starvation http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2089136-overview#a2 Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions Dr. M
Answered on Mar 7, 2017
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