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Does having long arms and legs mean your going to end up taller?

Does having long arms and legs mean your going to end up taller?

Usually.: Usually, if you are a teenager, but this could also trnslate into a tendency to metabolic syndrome if you are high waisted. Also, if your elebows and knees are hypermobile, there are other considerations. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Long Arms (Definition)

Long arms are a clinical finding in which the arms are longer than typical, and can be a ...Read more


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Im f, 5'6(tall) , thin, long arms&legs, hands r big w/long fingers &are flexible, but my body is not flexible, narrow face&jaw, do I have Marfan syndrome?

Im f, 5'6(tall) , thin, long arms&legs, hands r big w/long fingers &are flexible, but my body is not flexible, narrow face&jaw, do I have Marfan syndrome?

Can be cryptic: Most people who are thin do not have a connective tissue disease (marfan syndrome.) there is a formal diagnostic approach for suspected marfan syndrome, though, and it is worth reading. Here is a link to a helpful site: http://www.Marfan.Org/expectations/diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain. Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

I am a 25 year old african american female with extremely long legs, long arms, and a very short torso. I suffer from mid and lower back pain.  Is there a way to lengthen my torso at this age?

Not at your age: I do not know of any medical treatments for surgery that can lengthen a spine. Unless you have scoliosis and with surgical or non surgical intervention, straightening the back will make your torso longer and in normal configuration. ...Read more

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How can I make long arms/limbs bigger?

How can I make long arms/limbs bigger?

Unfortunately...: At this age, you have already passed puberty - your bones can not grow any longer. If you want to build muscle bulk, you can do so by strength training. ...Read more

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Could having long arms mean i will get taller?

Genetics: Your profile says you are 50. At that point you are not going to grow, no matter how long your arms are! If you are a teen using your parents Healthtap site, then final height is not related to your arm length. Whether you grow taller is determined by whether you are through with puberty or not and if your growth plates on your leg bones have closed. ...Read more

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If a boy has long arms does that mean he will be tall?

If a boy has long arms does that mean he will be tall?

Difficult to predict: Predicting height is difficult. Generally if a child has long arms and legs, he will "grow into them". ...Read more

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Everyone tells me i'm gonna be really tall. I'm 5'2.I have long arms.Will i be tall?

Average: By us standards you are average height for a 13 yo and by adulthood you will likely remain so.I would not expect to be taller than 5'10" unless you entered puberty later or have a family history of delayed growth. ...Read more

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Can bruising on arms and legs mean vasculitis?

Can bruising on arms and legs mean vasculitis?

Nonspecific, but: May be indicative of medication reaction, such as anti-platelet drug group, acquisition of a clotting disorder, such as thrombocytopenia of any sort, and can be an issue in such severe events like bacterial endocarditis, or meningococcal meningitis, or Ebola, but you do NOT have any of these, of course. Have your doctor do some hematological testing. ...Read more