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Tall Stature (Overview)

Tall stature may be normal or can be a symptom of a genetic or endocrine disorder.


Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
237K people helped
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Would you consider female with a height of 5'6" inches to be of a tall stature?

Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
237K people helped
Would you consider female with a height of 5'6" inches to be of a tall stature?

Yes: I would consider this a female of tall stature, because I am of below average height. Statistically, this is just slightly taller than average height. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Tall Stature (Overview)

Tall stature may be normal or can be a symptom of a genetic or endocrine disorder.


Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
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What does having a tall stature mean?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped

Relative term: Most use the term tall stature when discussing the height of kids/adults in the top 10% of the population for their respective gender and age. Some limit the term to a narrower group in the top 5 or 3%. For example, a 6 foot 1 inch male adult would be included if the top 10% were uses but would need to be 6'2" to be in the top 5% or 6'3" to be a top 3%. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
237K people helped
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Would you consider female with a height of 5'6" inches to be of a tall stature?

Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
237K people helped

Yes: I would consider this a female of tall stature, because I am of below average height. Statistically, this is just slightly taller than average height. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
11M people helped
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What are the signs of tall stature?

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
11M people helped
What are the signs of tall stature?

Pediatrician: Tall stature is defined when someone is at least at the 95% for age and gender on pediatric growth charts. A pediatrician plots annual growth points on growth charts. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
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What does having a tall stature mean?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped

Relative term: Most use the term tall stature when discussing the height of kids/adults in the top 10% of the population for their respective gender and age. Some limit the term to a narrower group in the top 5 or 3%. For example, a 6 foot 1 inch male adult would be included if the top 10% were uses but would need to be 6'2" to be in the top 5% or 6'3" to be a top 3%. ...Read more

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Dr. SAMAR GUPTA
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
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Marfanoid look physically in a thin man with very tall stature?

Dr. SAMAR GUPTA
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
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Marfanoid look physically in a thin man with very tall stature?

Yes: Plus... Eye lens laxity causing dislocation and joints being "double-jointed" ? Heart problems at times. ...Read more

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Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
385K people helped
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Would a female who is 5'6" inches (168 cm) considered having tall stature?

Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
385K people helped
Would a female who is 5'6" inches (168 cm) considered having tall stature?

Nope : thats the average

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Dr. Thomas Silver
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
9K people helped
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Can unusually long legs and large feet during childhood predict tall stature in adulthood?

Dr. Thomas Silver
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
9K people helped
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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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
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What kind of food that may support vertical growth (tallness) in a person.

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
What kind of food that may support vertical growth (tallness) in a person.

Healthy lifestyle: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep ; and remaining physically active.Nothing you eat or drink will add inches to their final height. You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll.At a listed age of 20, your growth centers are likely closed and you are finished growing taller. ...Read more

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