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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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.

Primary care: I would start this discussion with your primary doctor, who can discuss your concerns and run some routine labs in order to determine whether you may need to see an endocrinologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. James Chappell
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Abdominal Obesity (Definition)

Abdominal obesity is a symptom in which a person has a lot of his body fat in the tummy area, rather than having his fat spread throughout his body. Abdominal obesity can be seen in conditions such as ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Knecht
Board Certified, Endocrinology
26 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Thomas Knecht
Board Certified, Endocrinology
26 years in practice
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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.

See endocrinologist: Hi. What you describe is call eunuchoid proportions and is associated with hypogonadism. Are your penis and testes under developed? You will need to have testosterone, estradiol, LH, FSH, and karyotype checked for starters. Depending on diagnosis, there may be treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Jonathan Lau
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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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?

Dr. Jonathan Lau
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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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?

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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Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
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What should I add into my workout to help build muscle and lose leg and belly fat?

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
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What should I add into my workout to help build muscle and lose leg and belly fat?

Weight loss: Due to reducing your food intake. Don't fall pray to internet or tv scams. They only reduce the weight of your wallet. None of them help with anything. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. David Brouwer
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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I am 198 lbs. Every time i exercise, i end up straining something in my body. I also lose weight only in my legs, arms, and face. How can I loose belly fat?

Dr. David Brouwer
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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I am 198 lbs. Every time i exercise, i end up straining something in my body. I also lose weight only in my legs, arms, and face. How can I loose belly fat?

Nutrition: The problem with 'belly fat' is that it's so easy to gain it and so hard to lose it. Try to focus on nutrition first, and avoid carbs like bread, rice, potato, pasta, and desserts. For exercise, try to work on getting cardio fitness rather than weight training. As you burn more calories and eat healthier, the mid-section body fat will slim down. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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What can I do to burn belly fat faster and get my legs thin?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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Diet , Exercise: Lower your caloric intake and move your muscle to burn the calories ....More than you consume. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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What to do if I have long legs and a short body?

Dr. Susan Rhoads
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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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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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Where do people with a short trunk but long legs gain weight the most?

Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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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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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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I have non-itchy red spots on arms and legs, a couple on belly and side of torso. No fever. Fatigue, slightly swollen neck gland, back and head ache.

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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I have non-itchy red spots on arms and legs, a couple on belly and side of torso. No fever. Fatigue, slightly swollen neck gland, back and head ache.

Non-itchy rashes: are more worrisome. It could come from collagen vascular diseases or sometimes even lymphoma. If it persists more than a few days, you should get medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can i grow taller by stretching? Btw I have long legs.

Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Can i grow taller by stretching? Btw I have long legs.

No: Stretching will not make you grow taller. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Long Legs (Definition)

Long legs is a feature in which a person's legs are longer than usual for the average normal person ...Read more


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