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What are signs of gigantism?

What are signs of gigantism?

Gigantism: Gigantism is abnormal growth due to an excess of growth hormone during childhood. This can be accompanied by headaches,^ sweating, visual problems, irregular mense, galactorrhea, weakness, sleep disturbances, large hands and feet & prominent jaw. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about gigantism?

Can you tell me about gigantism?

Gigantism: Gigantism = abnormal growth due to presence of too much growth hormone in childhood. ...Read more

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Can people with pituitary gigantism work?

Can people with pituitary gigantism work?

Pituitary: The simple answer is yes but you must stay in constant touch with an Endocrinologist, a Neurologist, and a Neurology surgeon - in that order. Wish you well and please keep me posted. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gigantism or dwarfism?

What is the difference between gigantism or dwarfism?

Gigantism/ dwarfishm: Gigantism = abnormal increased growth due to presence of too much growth hormone in childhood. Dwarfism involves short stature. (4 feet 10 inches or less) ...Read more

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How can we detect gigantism by the signs and symptoms?

How can we detect gigantism by the signs and symptoms?

Unusual bone growth: Gigantism is known medically as acromegaly and results from abnormal production of growth hormone, usually from the pituitary gland. Children exhibit excessive height as the usual the first sign. Adults with abnormally high levels of growth hormone usually develop a thickened brow, chin, large hands and have problems with bone growth in general as well as collagen problems and heart problems. ...Read more

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How is a diagnostic test of acromegaly (gigantism) done?

How is a diagnostic test of acromegaly (gigantism) done?

DX acromegaly: Igf1 screening followed if positive by a gh suppression test two hours after a 100 gm gtt, plus an mri. ...Read more

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What causes most cases of gigantism ? Is it an inherited trait ?

What causes most cases of gigantism ? Is it an inherited trait ?

XS Growth Hormone: Pituitary gigantism is a rare disorder and typically is a sporadic and isolated condition. However, it can occur within the context of a coexisting disorder or arise according to a pattern of familial inheritance. Syndromes in which gigantism is a well-recognized feature include mccune albright syndrome, multiple endocrine neoplasia type i, and carney complex. ...Read more

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If growth plates are fused in puberty what's the matter in gigantism, why and how a person keeps on growing?

If growth plates are fused in puberty what's the matter in gigantism, why and how a person keeps on growing?

Gigantism- Acromegal: Gigantism = abnormal growth due to presence of too much growth hormone in childhood. Acromegaly = excessive growth hormone after normal bone growth has stopped. ...Read more

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