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A 32-year-old male asked:

Does malnutrition/undernutrition show up on routine blood tests (the ones that show vitamins, total protein, etc...) and urine tests, and also how long do you have to be malnourished to stop your growth?

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Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Malnutrition and undernutrition show up in different ways at different ages. The main sign is loss of weight followed by other signs and symptoms. Yes it will affect growth negatively.
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