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A 26-year-old female asked:

I'm 5.3 and 26 i want to get taller, will hormone injections work? any side affects?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Your growth plates have closed so no chance of adding an inch to your height. I would strongly recommend against experimenting with hormones or other potentially hazardous "treatments".
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine 25 years experience
You cannot get: taller once your bone growth centers have closed. This usually occurs by about age 18. Injections will not work at age 26. Hope this helps.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Your growth plates: are closed and you will not grow any more and nothing will change this.
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine 17 years experience
Too late, sorry!: You're 26. Even taking growth hormone which I don't recommend, will not make you taller! The bone length has been predetermined by genetics and maybe environmental factors.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

I'm 5.3 and 26 can I get taller if i get hormone injections? And what side affects does it have?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
No: Impossible - that will not work. You are too old to grow taller and even during puberty, there is no medication that will make you grow taller. If you think hormone injections will make you grow taller, all you will get is the many side effects including effects on menstruation, breast sensitivity, cholesterol level, risk of blood clots, acne, increased weight, bloating, glucose changes, etc.
Last updated Aug 23, 2016


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