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What is a midget?

What is a midget?

Midget vs dwarf: Some people use the two terms interchangeably, but often one uses the term "midget" in a rather demeaning manner to ridicule someone of small statue...I.E. "that little midget is annoying" dwarfism is a genetic condition in which a person is very small and short--the shortest dwarf in the world is a woman (jyoti amge ) of approximatey 23 inches tall! ...Read more

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What causes people to be midgets?

What causes people to be midgets?

Dwarfism: Dwarfism has multiple causes, including genetic defects, endocrine dysfunction involving either the pituitary or the thyroid gland, chronic diseases such as rickets, renal failure, intestinal malabsorption defects, and psychosocial stress, as in the maternal deprivation syndrome. http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/dwarfism. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause someone to be short/midget?

Dwarfism: (term midget is considered derogatory) is linked to over 200 conditions. ...Read more

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How short does a person have to be to be considered a midget?

How short does a person have to be to be considered a midget?

It depends: The term midget is usually pejorative. Why, most of the time we are making a judgment. There are well recognized causes of very short people. Some have specific gene abnormalities. Most cause abnormalities of limb length. So there isn't a specific number. Today the term really shouldn't be used. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic cause of midgets?

Is there a genetic cause of midgets?

Likely yes.: It is very likely that there is a genetic component to this. There are issues like achondroplasia or dwarfism that are definitely genetic in origin. Height is very often a result of genetic selection in plants and animals and people are no exception. Excess in height is also genetic. Abraham lincoln is a very good exmple of marfan's syndrome, a disorder with great height as a feature. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a dwarf and a midget?

What's the difference between a dwarf and a midget?

See below: Dwarf is a general term of short stature below 4 1/2 ft (135 cm). Those who have normal body proportions are often called midgets. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for a midget, dwarf or little person?

Little people have : short stature, usually < 58 " as adults. A variety of genetic conditions cause dwarfism, characterterized by disproportionate body proportions, skeletal anomalies & other medical conditions. "Midget" is a pejorative term for people with proportionate short stature from a variety of genetic, nutritional, & other medical causes. Use " little person" or " a person with ....", a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am nineteen years old and am 4"8' in height am i considered a dwarf or midget?

Short Stature: Short for your age we use cdc calculator: cdc height for age percentiles for girls (2 to 20 years) age /height to get z score , your is -16 (short stature). Remember it's not your height what counts only what is between your shoulders (your brain). ...Read more

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Why docs say my 5.5'' penis and 5'8 height is normal? When i get on forums and ask transgirls and women, they call me midget and tell me to suicide?

Why docs say my 5.5'' penis and 5'8 height is normal? When i get on forums and ask transgirls and women, they call me midget and tell me to suicide?

Have Boundaries!: The problem is neither your pens nor your height. It is the fact that you've asked a question in an anonymous forum which is so personal! U can't be reassured about yourself by people who neither know u nor care about u.Get off the Web and find a good therapist, & real available people to help you become comfortable with yourself. A forum where s.o. suggests suicide when u share a concern is TOXIC ...Read more