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Old Yesterday, 01:34 PM
 
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Old Today, 08:58 AM
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Location: New York Area
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Default I had height issue

I personally had this issue.

I was born in 1957 and my father passed away in early 1973. He was 5'7" and my mother about 5'3". I was 5'4" or 5'5", my current height since I was almost 16.

In the wake of his death my mother didn't want to leave any of my "needs" unattended. She felt I was at a disadvantage since I was so "short." She set up an appointment with an endocrinologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, at what must have been great expense. Needless to say it was a waste, given the genetics. I thought the idea of medical intervention to be laughably hilarious.

One side story that was a bit amusing. The doctor wanted a 24 hour urine sample. I listened closely to the instructions. He said at around 11:00 p.m. to urinate into the toilet and THEN to urinate 24 hours worth of urine into a container. My mother got really upset with me when she heard me urinating into the toilet, as instructed, at 11:00 p.m. She started yelling about the amount of money I had just "pissed away" (my pun). I told her I knew I was right and she said "you better hope so." The next day, a snowy February day, we went back into New York City to see the endocrinologist.

I was right on both counts:
  1. There were no medical options; and
  2. I handled the urine testing perfectly.
Moral of the story; unless you are a baby, child or adolescent, you cannot grow taller.
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Old Today, 09:22 AM
 
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https://indianapublicmedia.org/amome...o-grow-taller/

There was an article in the news about a procedure to allow a person to be up to a foot taller. Very painful, used in China. So I would say yes, it is possible to get taller after childhood. There is the technology available to do it. I don't know of the long term effects like bone loss, fractures in the area and arthritis years down the road or even sooner.
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Old Today, 09:35 AM
 
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I personally had this issue.

I was born in 1957 and my father passed away in early 1973. He was 5'7" and my mother about 5'3". I was 5'4" or 5'5", my current height since I was almost 16.

In the wake of his death my mother didn't want to leave any of my "needs" unattended. She felt I was at a disadvantage since I was so "short." She set up an appointment with an endocrinologist at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, at what must have been great expense. Needless to say it was a waste, given the genetics. I thought the idea of medical intervention to be laughably hilarious.

Just because medical intervention was not an option for you does not make it hilarious. Plenty of children are deficient in growth hormone, and should be tested and supplemented if deficient. Taking you to an endocrinologist was not a bad idea.
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Old Today, 10:07 AM
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Just because medical intervention was not an option for you does not make it hilarious. Plenty of children are deficient in growth hormone, and should be tested and supplemented if deficient. Taking you to an endocrinologist was not a bad idea.
At age 15, almost 16? And when my mother was 5'4" and my Dad only three inches taller?
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Old Today, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I was 5'2" (I'm female) when I graduated from high school, grew two more inches taller in college, and have been 5'4" ever since.

I married a man who was 5'6" tall, and our son is 6'2".

Go figure genes.
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