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Greeley, CO
A 61-year-old female asked:

Im 61 and 4ft5,are there meds to make people taller?or surgery to make your legs longer,people have judged me for being short,never dated,got married or had kids cause of it,and people ignore me cause they think of me as a child,so is that possible?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
I believe there are experimental leg lengthening surgeries done in some countries that can add a few inches. They require immobilization, bedrest, intrusive hardware, for months at a time and are not something covered by most insurers. There are no meds to make you taller. I would look for a life coach to teach you stress management, as that will help anyone.
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