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Can a major atv wreck(bleeding in brain, concussion, coma, etc.) stunt your growth?

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Theoretically : Theoretically a severe brain injury affecting the hypothalamus and hormonal regulation could have an effect on growth and other hormone mediated processes.

Answered 11/15/2015

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Intracranial bleed: Depends on the age of the patient at the time of injury - if an adolescent then one is through most of the growth at that time, in a younger child still growing then yes a serious brain injury can slow one's growth.

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