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Short Stature

Short stature refers to individuals whose height is less when compared to other individuals of the same peer. Genetics, growth delay, growth hormone deficiency, Cushing's disease, asthma, sickle cell anemia, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, etc., are the causes for short stature.

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I am an 18-year-old and have not grown taller since I was 12. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old female and have not grown taller since I was 12. My whole family is extremely tall yet I have not grown. My short stature is affecting my life greatly and I need help to change it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and the information that you have provided. It appears that you are at a normal stature according to your age and compared with girls your age on a growth chart. Maybe your family members are taller than you but as long as you are normal that is ...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old and my height is 4 feet. I suffer from cold and flu all the time. Is it the reason for my short height?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old and my height is 4 feet and my weight is 90 pounds. My height is too short. I am really worried about my height. My main health problem is the flu and cold. I feel it since childhood. What can I do? I really feel depressed and stressed all time can you help me how to...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have major depressive disorder due to an inferiority complex. First, learn to accept yourself and love yourself. Do not be ashamed of your height. Keep confidence in yourself. If you...  Read Full »

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 4.2 feet and weight is 70.5 lbs. 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 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 »

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