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Long legs, skinny, thin bones, pectus, etc should I get test for aneurysms?

Long legs, skinny, thin bones, pectus, etc should I get test for aneurysms?

Marfan syndrome: It sounds like you suspect you may have marfan. Your doctor will address your concerns, and conduct a workup based on his evaluation. Aortic aneurysm is indeed something to be concerned about in these patients. I compliment you on your research. Echocardiogram, ct are relatively low risk for the diagnostic benefit and early fix, so if your doc recommended them, i'd strongly consider. ...Read more

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What to do if I have long legs and a short body?

What to do if I have long legs and a short body?

Change parents.: Body shape is genetic. Many cultures or families genetically have broader chests and thinner legs, others are long-limbed, or short. You cannot change the genes you were born with. You can dress and exercise to tone, shape and minimize the difference. ...Read more

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Where do people with a short trunk but long legs gain weight the most?

Where do people with a short trunk but long legs gain weight the most?

Most common places: Increased weight leading to obesity will still occur in the typical areas such as the abdomen, upper legs/hips, buttock area. Best way to not worry about where it goes is eliminate the chance with a healthy diet and exercise. ...Read more

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If u have a long neck long fingers long legs what does that mean? Does that mean im gonna be tall

If u have a long neck long fingers long legs what does that mean? Does that mean im gonna be tall

No: You are as tall as you will ever be at your age. There are many different types of body configurations which are most likely inherited from your parents. People with some syndromes such as marfan's syndrome can be tall and have long fingers and limbs. If you think you may have one of these syndromes, consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

If my fetus shows that she has a long spine and long legs during an ultrasound, will she be tall?

Not necessarily: Maternal and paternal genetics have a greater bearing on eventual fetal height then the ultrasound especially when th growth spurt starts in adolescence. ...Read more

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What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

What should a healthy teen do in order to look slimmer? What activities should a teenage girl do to achieve thin calves and nice, long legs?

Everyone differs: The length and shape of your legs will depend upon your genetics and body type. Everyone has a different body shape even at our leanest. Key is to aim for optimal health with positive choices such as healthy eating and drinking, exercise and reducing stress. ...Read more

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Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Yes, it is possible!: Typically long legs & large feet go with tall stature (like puppies with big paws) but not 100% of t he time. I do have a few patients with big feet who aren't tall. When the shoe size gets larger than 13, it becomes harder to find shoes in stores and you often have to search on-line & can be more expensive, hopefully they don't grow too large! ...Read more

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Can long legs/arms lead to health problems involving your back-bones?

Can long legs/arms lead to health problems involving your back-bones?

No unless it means: That you are taller than 6 feet as taller people have an increased risk of lower back problems just due to the mechanics and loads on their spine based on size alone. The other scenario would be a syndrome being portrayed like marfan's which has issues as well with the spine. ...Read more

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Can you use lido patches on lumbar bfore/during an MRI (no contrast)? Can not lie still on back very long, legs will start jumping by themselves...

Can you use lido patches on lumbar bfore/during an MRI (no contrast)? Can not lie still on back very long, legs will start jumping by themselves...

Better options: Many transdermal patches contain aluminum and may cause burns during an MRI scan. Since it can be difficult to visually see all the layers of a transdermal patch, it is generally discouraged to use them during an MRI test, though not absolutely contraindicated. Many people have pain and cannot hold still for mri. Options include oral sedatives or in more difficult cases conscious IV sedation. ...Read more

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My daughter is 10 years old. She is currently 5 foot tall. I am around 5'9" and her dad is around 6'5". What is the chances she will grow to be over 6 before she is done growing. She has her dads long body and my long legs.

My daughter is 10 years old. She is currently 5 foot tall. I am around 5'9" and her dad is around 6'5". What is the chances she will grow to be over 6 before she is done growing. She has her dads long body and my long legs.

Prob under 6 feet: There are multiple height calculators for children based on parental heights. Pl see one below which requires inputting weight also. While none of them are 100 % accurate in predicting final height but based on some of these assumptions, your daughter can be close to 5 feet 10-11 inches tall. ...Read more

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Having trouble with my legs. Can't stand long, legs go numb. Climbing stairs a problem.?

Could be stenosis: When standing, spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine usually becomes more symptomatic. In other words, the pain or numbness in the legs gets worse. I recommend evaluation by your doctor who could order tests such as x-rays, MRI or a ct scan of your low back and check for other possible causes of your complaints. ...Read more

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What doctor should I see about spinal growth (non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.

What doctor should I see about spinal growth (non-scoliosis)? I should be ~5'10 but 5'6 instead because of my extremely short torso and long legs.

Your doc: Your regular doc can do a bone maturity study (x-ray) this study is the accepted standard for deciding if you have any growth potential left or are finished. By age 23, it is likely all your growth centers have turned to solid bone which means you are done. ...Read more

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I have this red bump on my leg the size of a quarter and in the middle of it, is like a tiny bubble or blister in the form of a weird circle. Also, I was cleaning my closet and there was spiders that looked liked daddy long legs. So I don't know what?

I have this red bump on my leg the size of a quarter and in the middle of it, is like a tiny bubble or blister in the form of a weird circle. Also, I was cleaning my closet and there was spiders that looked liked daddy long legs. So I don't know what?

Bite: "Daddy long leg" spiders don't bite like that, but in the same environment there could be other insects that do. The most concerning of the likely possibilities would be a brown recluse spider. I would be seen at an urgent care facility and followed closely for signs of necrosis and/ or infection. ...Read more

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Does your torso grow last? I'm a 20 year old male with long legs and arms but I have a very short torso. I'm just now getting beard peach fuzz.

Does your torso grow last? I'm a 20 year old male with long legs and arms but I have a very short torso. I'm just now getting beard peach fuzz.

Not really: There is some linear growth in the vertebral bodies but most comes in the long bones (arms, legs). Most males will finish linear growth around 17-18 when the growth centers close. An x-ray of your wrist/hand could be evaluated for open growth centers. If open at 20, this suggests a delay of growth & more could occur. Body proportions are under genetic influence. ...Read more

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I had a 12 week ultrasound doctor didn't say much just that the baby was moving around and had long legs? Is having long legs at 12 weeks normal

I had a 12 week ultrasound doctor didn't say much just that the baby was moving around and had long legs? Is having long legs at 12 weeks normal

Non issue: What about the rest of the study? If the legs are proportionate to other extremities, then no biggie. Movement is good. Maybe the baby will be a big delivery. Follow up with your doctor. It doesn't sound like something to worry about ...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 get thinner longer legs?

How can I get thinner longer legs?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some may be legl fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy & be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. At age 40 - your legs will not grow longer. ...Read more

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What should I expect when I get my long leg cast off?

What should I expect when I get my long leg cast off?

Alot of dry skin: And more muscle atrophy (wasting) than you might expect. ...Read more

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How long will it take once I start working out until I get very slender legs/thighs?

How long will it take once I start working out until I get very slender legs/thighs?

Effort = Results: Your results will be directly proportional to effort. With significant effort you should, however, see significant visible results within three months. ...Read more

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My skin gets impressions easily. For example, when I sit for a long time, when I get up I have indented lines in my legs where my shorts were. Why?

My skin gets impressions easily. For example, when I sit for a long time, when I get up I have indented lines in my legs where my shorts were. Why?

Normal for age: This is normal as long as you have no swelling in your legs or ankles. You are young with very compliant and elastic skin. This is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My legs hurt so bad when I stand to long. Get to point where I feel like I'm going to fall cause of it. What can I do to help me get threw the day?

My legs hurt so bad when I stand to long. Get to point where I feel like I'm going to fall cause of it. What can I do to help me get threw the day?

Legs hurt: Many factors can cause leg pain after long periods of standing. Being that you are 24 yo, I would go to your primary care physician for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my right leg feels a slight bit longer and thicker than my left? I've always felt like this. At times I get small pain in my groin

Is it normal that my right leg feels a slight bit longer and thicker than my left? I've always felt like this. At times I get small pain in my groin

No: First see your doctor for leg measurements to see if what you feel is so. There are corrections that can be made for a leg length discrepancy. Start there ...Read more

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I am over weight and my legs are rubbing, I had this problem since I was 14 I'm 30 now. Is it normal to get cuts down there I have been getting them since 14and how long does it take to heal.

I am over weight and my legs are rubbing, I had this problem since I was 14 I'm 30 now. Is it normal to get cuts down there I have been getting them since 14and how long does it take to heal.

Common problem: Your being overweight is more than likely the cause of your problem. Consult with your family physician to prevent recurrent infection and a program to help you lose weight. Nothing will change unless you lose weight. ...Read more

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Should I get surgery to make my leg longer?

Should I get surgery to make my leg longer?

It depends: On your situation, your age, the reason for the procedure, how much of lengthen should done, it takes a long time and have certain complication, do not take that decision lightly. On other hand there is bone shorting surgery, which easer and less complicated. Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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Is their anyway I can get long lean legs?

Is their anyway I can get long lean legs?

Exercise and diet: High protein diets with moderate amounts of low glycemic carbohydrates and low amounts of high quality fats are the key to keeping body fat low. In addition, muscles must be hungry to replenish glycogen reserves which means doing weight lifting (squats, calf raises) so carbs are stored in muscle instead of fat. Finally, aerobic exercise (biking, running, swimming) burns fatty acids from diet. ...Read more

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Why can't I sit cross legged for a long time and it takes my legs to get back to normal after I stand from this position?

Why can't I sit cross legged for a long time and it takes my legs to get back to normal after I stand from this position?

Nerve or blood-injur: This depends on how much overweight you are, and how your body compresses your blood and also your nerves. Your physician can evaluate you, and see if there is a circulation or neurologic problem. If not your best therapy will be to exercise, and weight reduction. ...Read more

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What causes my upper outter part of my leg to be numb? Its been like that for almost 12 hours and how long should I wait to get it checked out?

Nerve compression: There is something called Meralgia paresthetica where the nerve on the outer thigh is injured and may cause your symptoms. Try wearing lose fitting clothes and taking ibuprofen. If it continues after a couple of days or gets worse, see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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If I jump a lot but heavily land on the floor, would the great impact between my leg and the floor make my leg shorter? Would my upper body get longer

If I jump a lot but heavily land on the floor, would the great impact between my leg and the floor make my leg shorter? Would my upper body get longer

No. No.: If jumping made legs shorter and made upper bodies longer, basketball players would look really different by the middle of their careers... picture them running up the court with stubby legs and long, stretched-out upper bodies. ...Read more

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Can a person get long-term nausea from a leg amputation?

Can a person get long-term nausea from a leg amputation?

No: Unless there is an ongoing issue with the amputation site (infection most likely) nausea is not related to it. Even with active issues nausea would be very rare. ...Read more

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I get back pain and leg pain if I stand up for too long what could this mean?

Back Pain: Many things that can cause these symptoms. If you are healthy with no injuries, avoid flat shoes when you are standing. A low heel rather than a flat shoe can make a big difference. If pain is severe or makes you feel weak or numb or if pain wakes you from sleep, it should be checked by MD right away. Exercises like push ups strengthen core and reduce back pain by improving posture. ...Read more

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Was in an accident not that long ago. My leg is numb its like that feeling you get when your leg is sleeping and is just waking up?

Was in an accident not that long ago. My leg is numb its like that feeling you get when your leg is sleeping and is just waking up?

Numbness: You have injured your back and your spinal nerve may be irritaed by pressure on it from a displaced or injured vertebra. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in leg after fall 8 months ago. It is pretty much 24/7 Dr said take long time to heal should I get X ray or? Thank You

Stabbing pain in leg after fall 8 months ago. It is pretty much 24/7 Dr said take long time to heal should I get X ray or? Thank You

Get x-rays: Also take a look at the lumbar spine to make certain this is not due to lumbar disc disease. It is suspicious for that since you have pain even at rest. The fall could also have resulted in a compression fracture of the spine, resulting in leg pain. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disk in my l4/l5 area how long will it take to get better been having it for 4 weeks now back doesn't really hurt just in my leg?

I have a herniated disk in my l4/l5 area how long will it take to get better been having it for 4 weeks now back doesn't really hurt just in my leg?

Can take long time: Here is the good news....According to greenburg, 50% of all things such as herniated disks or other examples of what we would refer to as "compressive neuropathies" resolve without any out side intervention. The bad news....It can take a very long time. In my case, when I got sciatica after doing legs with a buddy it took over 9 months for my back and leg feel normal again. ...Read more