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Mysterious height growth in adulthood.....?

Tests for HGH ,IGF-1. You should have a Growth Hormone Suppression test.There is a specific protocol for this and it must be followed rigorously.Also a simple IGF-1 test should be checked as well. It would have been better to test these when you were in the midsts go the growth spurt,but should be done anyway. Read more...
Not so Mysterious.. Let us not confuse vertical height change with actual growth. Unless the growth centers located in various bones in the vertical skeleton were open until her middle ages , I know of no mechanism that could account for actual vertical height change caused by bone growth. For thousands of years people have been trying to effect adult height change . This has been accomplished, minimally, through various forms of spinal stretching. Decompressing maneuvers applied to roughly 25 vertebrae with involved intervertebral discs could account for the 3 inch length change. An average of 3mm disc decompression would just about do it. Of course, this is assuming that all measurements of height were precisely made and so recorded. As for the foot size change, unless this was continuously measured by a perfectionist and not by the apparent shoe size or a shoe store sales trainee, the 1/2 inch change is within an acceptable range. Read more...
Estrogen insensitivity? It seems that individuals with estrogen insensitivity never really stop growing. The described prevalence of this condition is on the order of one in a billion, but still... http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24485503. Read more...
Truly odd. As a pediatric endocrinologist I know that growth plates fuse in late puberty and I often tell such patients that they are done growing and that no medical treatment will change that. I have heard anecdotal accounts of people claiming to have grown in their 20s and 30s and have dismissed them as being wishful thinking or bad measurements. So your case truly baffles me. Even in acromegaly bones get thicker especially around the face but they don't get longer. I wonder if it could all be in your spine which does not have a growth plate like the long bones do but what could cause the vertebral bodies to get thicker enough to give you 3 extra inches is beyond me. Might be worth getting spine x-rays if you can find a doctor to order them. Read more...
Pituitary & Hormonal Eval Needed. Even without acromegaly and a "normal" MRI brain there could be a Pituitary problem.Typically MRI Brain is done without contrast, w/o special pituitary views. Endocrine evaluation repeat to be considered as should evaluation by neuro-endocrinologist. Do not give up and do not ignore. Find a specialist - you may need to go to a teaching hospital or center of excellence. Read more...
Inaccurate height measurements. I would document carefully that the devices used to measure height are exactly the same one. I know of clinics that have had their height tape on the wall placed too high or too low so check this. Also the reproducibility of height measurements within and across clinics is not well know and requires constant attention to details. Check this first. Read more...
I suspected still a posture change. Posture change with inaccurate reporting of history. I had no idea that there could actually be a pituitary basis. thank you. Read more...
Strange. Very strange symptoms. I would recommend evaluation by an endocrinologist at a major university medical center. Read more...
Hormonal ? You may have overdone the thyroxine, but unlikely at your age without hour growth plates still. Eing open !! Suggest you check this out with your endocrinologist. Read more...
Just assuming growth plates closed? If growth plates have not been checked, this should be done. Read more...