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Dr. Benjamin Nwosu
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Short Stature (Definition)

Defined as having a height below the 5th percentile for ...Read more


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What does having a short stature mean?

What does having a short stature mean?

Relative term: Short stature is generally a term reserved for those in the shorter percentile range on a standardized growth chart, or those that are shorter than their expected height based upon their parents height. ...Read more

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I'm short stature, how can get taller?

I'm short stature, how can get taller?

No: Once the growth centers of the long bones close in adolescence, no further linear growth will be possible. ...Read more

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In what way can I deal with my short stature?

If self-esteem is an: issue for you, seek counseling from a qualified mental health professional. If you're concerned that you may have a heretofore undiagnosed underlying genetic or other medical cause of short stature, your primary physician can do a history, physical & lab studies to determine if you'll benefit from genetic, endocrinological &/or orthopedic evaluations. ...Read more

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What causes people to have flat faces and a short stature?

Abnormal facies: The characteristics describe could be apart of any number of genetic syndromes or merely familial in origin. This kind of question could only be accurately answered given a medical and family history, growth charts, and photos. Anything else would be shots in the dark. ...Read more

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Why do people with it have flatter faces and short stature?

Why do people with it have flatter faces and short stature?

?????????????: ? what is it ?This is not a chat room. Your submissions are not linked. Please start over and include whatever basic information you can to support a clear question.The data above forms no coherent question. ...Read more

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What is a short stature? What percentage of normal height qulaifies?

What is a short stature? What percentage of normal height qulaifies?

Depends who you ask: Most doctors would consider one as short if one were less than the 2.5%ile. These percentiles should be interpretted carefully though as one's racial background should be taken into consideration in deciding which curve is best to use. For purposes of growth hormone treatment, the us fda has suggested a lower cutoff of less than the 1.2%ile be used (one of many reasons one might qualify for gh). ...Read more

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Do you think I should accept "short stature" or do something to fix it?

Confusing question: Your age is listed as 31, so any further growth is not going to happen.Most males stop growing at 17-18 and females 15-17. Short of having your bones lengthened by rather dramatic and painful surgery, you are done. ...Read more