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Doctor insights on: Getting Taller Through Surgery

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Can I grow taller at 19 .. Especially if my growth plates are still open also will hgh help me to grow taller ?

Can I grow taller at 19 .. Especially if my growth plates are still open also will hgh help me to grow taller ?

If the growth: plate is open yes you can . Supplemental hgh can let you increase the speed of getting there, but not the final height. The final height is predetermined by your genes. ...Read more

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If bones are fused, can you grow taller by increasing spine height? Is there any procedures to get taller after bones plates are fused.?

If bones are fused, can you grow taller by increasing spine height? Is there any procedures to get taller after bones plates are fused.?

Once growth plates: Are closed, skeletal growth is completed but there are procedures that can be utilized to lengthen limbs for specific indications. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and 5ft4, would HGH help me grow taller (my growth plates are open)?

I'm 17 and 5ft4, would HGH help me grow taller (my growth plates are open)?

According to current: Policies, you are probably not a candidate for growth hormone therapy, at least legally and medically. Check w/your doctor. I would advise against illegal black market supplies, because you could be spending a lot of money to pump toxic chemicals into your body. ...Read more

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Had open henia surgery. Job requies lifting 75 lbs and pushing up to 150 lbs.How long after surgery before I can go back to work?

Had open henia surgery. Job requies lifting 75 lbs and pushing up to 150 lbs.How long after surgery before I can go back to work?

6-8 Weeks: Depending on your overall health, and if you are a smoker or non-smoker it could be anywhere from 4-8 weeks. If I had more info about you and the surgery I could probably tell you, but my guess is more toward the 8 week mark. I think some surgeons will say 4 or 6 weeks, but I tend to be more conservative with people who have heavy lifting type jobs. ...Read more

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I m a girl of 19 yrs. and m of 5.1 feet... is it possible to grow taller if i do regular workouts even at the age of 19? growing taller after puberty?

I m a girl of 19 yrs. and m of 5.1 feet... is it possible to grow taller if i do regular workouts even at the age of 19? growing taller after puberty?

Growth after puberty: If your growth plates have closed on your long bones, you will not grown any taller. Exercise to improve posture may help to make you appear taller, however. ...Read more

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Will getting lung reduction surgery fix my subcutaneous emphysema?

Will getting lung reduction surgery fix my subcutaneous emphysema?

No: Subcutaneous emphysema is usually the result of a collapsed lung (pneumothorax). It is treated with placing a drainage tube between the ribs to "suck" the air out from around the collapsed lung and allow it to reexpand. Subcut. Emphysema can take days to resolve even after the lung expands. Lung volume reduction surgery is really an elective procedure rather than treatment for an acute process. ...Read more

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Im 17 years old is there anyway to grow taller before im 18 and .. Done ?

Im 17 years old is there anyway to grow taller before im 18 and .. Done ?

Unlikely to happen: At seventeen your growth centers have likely closed and you are unlikely to grow taller.If you want to know for sure an x-ray of your wrist/ hand can be analysed for bone maturity & tell if the growth centers remain open to new growth.Good nutrition, rest and exercise allow a person to reach their tallest height while the opposite will stunt growth. ...Read more

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Are expensive shoes needed for person getting back into exercise?

Are expensive shoes needed for person getting back into exercise?

No: If you're just getting back into exercising, start with walking or low-impact aerobics. You'll need a good, basic athletic shoe, which shouldn't break your bank account. If you're not sure what to get, shop around at athletic shoe stores and choose a comfortable, sturdy pair of shoes. They should feel good as soon as you put them on and shouldn't rub. ...Read more

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I want to join the air force but have bad vision. Will getting lasik surgery impede my acceptance?

I want to join the air force but have bad vision. Will getting lasik surgery impede my acceptance?

No it should not: I suggest reviewing what the requirements are for the air force prior to undergoing the surgery. You would like to specifically confirm that doing lasik (versus prk) will not disqualify you from the air force and what must be the uncorrected and best corrected vision after surgery to still qualify. I suggest showing that paperwork to the surgeon and make sure they are comfortable filling out. ...Read more

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If a teen is going through puberty and gets peyronie's disease. If he gets plaque removal surgery, then can his penis still grow larger after ?

If a teen is going through puberty and gets peyronie's disease. If he gets plaque removal surgery, then can his penis still grow larger after ?

Question Peyronie's: This would be very unusual for a teenager & thus wonder if this is an accurate diagnosis. Teen in question may have upward curvature of his penis as a congenital defect. If so might be amenable to some surgical correction. Second opinion by an experienced pediatric urologist might be considered. Penis will noe grow larger if puberty incomplete. ...Read more

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How to grow fast at age of 16 im 168 tall and my hand plates are still open?

How to grow fast at age of 16  im 168 tall and my hand plates are still open?

Nature: Perhaps you are misinformed, but there is no way to change nature or speed up your growing beyond eating a diet rich in calcium and proteins. ...Read more

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Is it possible to grow taller by stretching after turning 22?

Is it possible to grow taller by stretching after turning 22?

No: Any transient increase in your length created by stretching (hanging) disappears over time after you stand up and gravity removes that effect. You might get excited about these minor changes if you measure yourself, and they may push to try to do more,but is not a healthy pursuit. Try to accept your present height as at your age you are finished growing. ...Read more

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Why don't girls grow taller than guys?does the production of growth hormone decreases after menarche?can i still grow taller if i reduce wt.?girl, 20

Why don't girls grow taller than guys?does the production of growth hormone decreases after menarche?can i still grow taller if i reduce wt.?girl, 20

Genetics/no: Girls can expect 2.5 inches (5cm) of additional height after menarche. Menarche influence the hormonal closure of the growth centers, and once closed, no further growth is possible. Males hit their growth spurt later and generally finish linear growth at a later age. Their pre-programmed growth pattern (genes) make them taller. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old i hear allot about programs to grow taller like"GrowTaller4Idiot" it include stretching excercises that make taller it will help?

I am 17 years old i hear allot about programs to grow taller like"GrowTaller4Idiot" it include stretching excercises that  make taller it will help?

Growth potential: After puberty, most men and women do not experience much increase in height. The best way to maximize your height is through balanced nutrition, good posture and exercises that will strengthen your back and core muscles to support your spine. ...Read more

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