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A 40-year-old female asked:

Know it doesn't happen much but are there any rare or genetic diseases that would add several inches of height to an adult over 35-besides acromegaly?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
That does not happen: 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. Of course, there may be stories of middle-aged adults growing taller on the internet, but that's the internet world.
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