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Does anyone have any contacts with a little person?

Does anyone have any contacts with a little person?

Support groups: Check out this link for a list of support groups! http://staff.jccc.edu/pdecell/heverman/support%20groups.htm ...Read more

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Am I really short enough to be considered a "little person"?

How short are you: How can we say if you are a little person without knowing your weight and height. ...Read more

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Which is the height requirement to be considered a little person.?

Which is the height requirement to be considered a little person.?

4'10": "little people of america (lpa) defines dwarfism as a medical or genetic condition that usually results in an adult height of 4'10" or shorter, among both men and women, although in some cases a person with a dwarfing condition may be slightly taller than that.". ...Read more

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What is the medical term for a midget, dwarf or little person?

What is the medical term for a midget, dwarf or little person?

Little people have : short stature, usually < 58 " as adults. A variety of genetic conditions cause dwarfism, characterterized by disproportionate body proportions, skeletal anomalies & other medical conditions. "Midget" is a pejorative term for people with proportionate short stature from a variety of genetic, nutritional, & other medical causes. Use " little person" or " a person with ....", a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is being a little person all due to genetics?

Hello docs, is being a little person all due to genetics?

Most, but not all: There are a variety of medical conditions that can result in a significant impairment of growth. These include heart, kidney and intestinal problems. The label "acquired short stature" is often used with this group. However, most of those that are very short have the genetic pattern that makes them so. ...Read more

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I was told by a radiologist that I have long lungs for a little person what does that mean I am 5"1?

I was told by a radiologist  that I have long lungs  for  a  little  person  what does that mean I am 5"1?

May not mean anything: may not mean anything if you are fine and you do not have asthma-whcih may cause lungs to be more inflated and you do not have any breathing problem ...Read more

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Is a baby dwarf born regular sized or is he already small at birth?

Is a baby dwarf born regular sized or is he already small at birth?

Dwarf babies: Babies look normal at birth, they may have large head and short limbs, but look normal.They may show evidence of the conditions causing the dwarfism. ...Read more

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Can normal sized people have a dwarf?

Can normal sized people have a dwarf?

Yes: Dwarf is a term we do not use in medicine anymore because of its despective use outside of medicine, but it was used to describe proportionate short people( mainly pepople with growth hormone deficiency). Growth hormone deficiency can be hereditary bu it can also happen in a spontaneous mutation (no parent or family history). ...Read more

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