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Hello! my sister is 16 years old and she suffered from anorexia nervosa for almost two years. Will she be able to grow a few inches taller?
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
Most with anorexia have growth problems to begin with but get to their adult height.
Most girls are there by age 16 to begin with. There are always a few late bloomers who dont get to full height till about age 18 or so.

In brief: Not likely
Most with anorexia have growth problems to begin with but get to their adult height.
Most girls are there by age 16 to begin with. There are always a few late bloomers who dont get to full height till about age 18 or so.
Dr. Vance Harris
Dr. Vance Harris
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: If her
Genetics and nutrition allow it, yes.

In brief: If her
Genetics and nutrition allow it, yes.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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