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Advanced Bone Age
Can't turn back: With a bone age of 16, there is less than 5 cm left of growth potential. Adding experimental treatment in the form of aromatase inhibition may delay the progress, but limited studies have not published data when bone age is so advanced. No real knowledge about long term side effects although there are concerns about how treatment might affect fertility and vertebral bone. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Do obese children have advanced bone ages, which lead to lower adult heights? If so, can that be corrected with weight loss?
Yes/maybe: Particularly in girls, obesity can advance bone age because of increases in adrenal androgens and increased aromatization of androgens to Estrogens through increased fatty tissue. That said, earlier puberty often ensues which further advances bone age and can limit final height potential. Losing weight may help to slow things down, at least not to further accelerate the maturation process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Standards exist: This study relies on side by side comparisons of each study to published standards.There are some natural variations in the growth center closure sequence which creates a margin of error for every study (months).In general, the study is not only reliable, it is the go to study to decide whether other growth evaluations should be started. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Assume it: In general the term bone age is only used as a relative reading for growing children and teens. If you are as listed,46 years old, the term is not used. Once the bone age has reached the "adult" status where growth centers are closed, it is not relevant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a more reliable calculation of predicted height involving both chronological age and bone age?
A 13years old boy with a bone age of 16, can still grow? If yes how much, and a good diet could improve that height gain?
Depends : If his growth plates are closed, he's unlikely to grow more. Of his growth plates are open, he will grow more. The x-ray will determine this. ...Read more
No: Longitudinal growth is done in girls by bone age of 16 and nearly done in boys with the same bone age. Hgh would not be used for the purpose of growth in a child with a bone age of 16. In patients with persistent gh deficiency who are done growing, we will consider reinitiating hgh at adult doses for the metabolic benefits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My bone age is 12 years and my actual age is 20 years can I increase height at 20 age ? If yes then tell me the proper name of medicine .
Yes: If your BA is 12 , it suggests you have several years during which you can grow under the right treatment.It is also suggestive of hormonal deficiencies,that would include growth hormone and possibly others. Your profile lists many initial tests but more will be needed. An endocrinologist should be consulted to help with testing and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I grew half inch last year...i just turned 17...i am 5"5 inches..my bone age test when I was 13 said my bones were 11.7..am i done growing?
Though my daughter is 14 years she has the bone age of a 12 year old .How many more inches can she grow?
Hard to know: Bone age can be lower than regular age for many reasons. One important aspect is how your daughter is progressing through puberty- I assume since you know the bone age that your doctor has been looking into puberty or height issues.. Adult height is based on taking both Mom and Dad's height and doing a calculation that I have provided- I would ask your doctor about your concerns ...Read more
What is the ideal bone age for a girl age 6 and a filipino?so i will know when i get the result of my kid for her bone age test.
Depends: Ideal for the average stature child would be 6.Bone age = actual age. If short, up to a year delay may indicate simple growth delay while more might imply a hormonal problem. A bone age ahead of the actual age would be unexpected. ...Read more
If my son is age 12 but has a bone age of one year behind (taken about 5 years ago) would I use age 11 in one of the height calculators?
Not necessarily: A bone age of 1 year behind from 5 years ago could very well have changed by now--could be that the bone age has caught up and now he is a bone age of 12, not 11. Or maybe his bone age is even ahead and he is 13, not 12. You should use his chronological age, 12. And if you are still worried about his height, go see an endocrinologist and have another bone age and workup done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hand/wrist Xray: The growth centers of the multiple bones of the wrist and hand change at a standard rate. When the growth centers fuze the linear growth stops. There are publications with pictures of these growth centers that can be used to monitor average, accelerated or slow bone maturity.If the bone maturity is read as normal for age 14 in a 16 year old kid, that kid has extra time to grow taller, if 18, not. ...Read more
What to do if i want to go for a bone density test to determine my bone age. Can i go polyclinic to ask?
I had an xray done for my wrisits that showed an bone age of 15. could I perhaps take HGH to reach my potential height? (I am only 4'11)
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