Growth Hormone Deficiency

Growth hormone deficiency is a condition that presents with low levels of growth hormones. In children, growth hormone deficiency causes deficient growth in height. Adults with this deficiency have weak muscles, are always tired, and lack stamina. This deficiency is treated by taking regular injections of synthetic growth hormones. The results are seen within three months.

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Kindly explain the growth hormone test report of a child with short stature.

Query: Hi doctor, Following is the growth hormone test report of my son aged 11 years and 7 months and his height is about 129 cm and weight is 32 kg. I am very concerned about his growth. Please comment in detail about the possible treatment and their side effects, if any?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your report about your son and I am sorry to say that he has a growth hormone deficiency (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He needs to take growth hormone injections for it. These are to be taken on a proper prescription from a pediatric e...  Read Full »

A 43-year-old male has growth hormone deficiency and is worried if it will cause him infertility. Can you please help?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking this query on behalf of a male patient who is 43 years old. He recently got married and has no kids. He is a non-smoker and non-alcoholic. He weighs 72 kgs and is 156 cm tall. He has no neurological manifestations. He had a growth hormone deficiency at age six and received med...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I just read your query, and I can understand your concern. As long as his FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone) and testosterone levels are normal, there is no cause for concern. Leutinizing hormone is necessary for female ovulation, and for males, the testosterone levels a...  Read Full »

What if I do not take medicine for hypothyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency as a child, but stopped taking the medication at 18. I am now 23 and have noticed a few symptoms. Extreme fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain and headaches. I feel that the symptoms have worsened. What could be the po...  Read Full »


Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have a few follow up questions. Please answer them. What was the reason for the hypothyroidism and growth hormone deficiency? Were there any other hormone deficiencies as well? What other medical problems do you have? When did you last have your thyroid b...  Read Full »

Can thyroid problems be the cause of my symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old with a weight of 32 kilograms and a height of five feet two inches. Before few years, I noticed a slight bulge building on the right side of the neck. When I was a small child, I had trouble in gaining weight and I always feel hungry. I will eat food every two hours. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send a picture of your lump in the neck. Please mention whether you still have it and whether there is an increase in size after you notice it. You have lactose intolerance. It means that after eating dairy products like milk, your body is not able to digest ...  Read Full »

Why does my 15 months old baby weigh only 5.5 kg?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to discuss regarding the medical issue of daughter with you. She is now 15 months old, but her weight is only 5.5 kg. According to doctors, all reports are clear except her growth hormone. She is not taking any medicine. I have attached her laboratory reports for your referen...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Rama Thute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all the medical records of your baby (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She looks to be a case of short stature and the reports are suggestive of growth hormone deficiency. I would like to know whether there is any family history of s...  Read Full »

Does HGH help you grow taller?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it possible to grow taller with HGH therapy? I am so extremely insecure about my height. I am 5'10" and I realize that is not that short. My past two girlfriends have broken up with me and mentioned my height as a reason. I realize it sounds ridiculous to other people, but I am worried...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj Waddankeri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Height is something that is determined by genes. Yes, there are medicines for increasing height, but it should be used only if you are found to be having growth hormone deficiency. I would want to ask you a few questions. What is your mother's and father's height? What wa...  Read Full »

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