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Where Do People With A Short Trunk But Long Legs Gain Weight The Most
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Stretching will not make you grow taller. ...Read more
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
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?
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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