tall stature

Symptom Uncommon
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Tall stature may be normal or can be a symptom of a genetic or endocrine disorder.
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What are the signs of tall stature?

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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.
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What does having a tall stature mean?

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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%.
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Dr. SAMAR GUPTA answered:

Marfanoid look physically in a thin man with very tall stature?

Yes

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plus... eye lens laxity causing dislocation and joints being "double-jointed" ? Heart problems at times.
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Would a female who is 5'6" inches (168 cm) considered having tall stature?

Not in US

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5'6" is between the 50-75% in adult height for a woman.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered:

Do unusually long legs and large feet predict tall stature in the adulthood?

No

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Genetics and diet do.
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Would you consider female with a height of 5'6" inches to be of a tall stature?

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No. The average female is 5 ft 4.5 inches. 5-6 is not much taller. I'd consider 5-10 or more tall for a woman.
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Dr. Thomas Silver answered:

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

Yes, it is possible!

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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!
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I'm short stature, how can get taller?

No

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Once the growth centers of the long bones close in adolescence, no further linear growth will be possible.
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Are causes of short stature the same?

No

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What does having a short stature mean?

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From a statistical standpoint in this country, short men are those who are less than 5'5" in final height. Women less than 5'0" are considered short in this country. There are separate growth charts available for those of Asian descent. Children whose height is greater than 2 SD below the mean for age on a growth chart are considered short.
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