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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello doctors . I am a mother for 5 years old boy , he have heart problem ( HOCM ) hypotrophic cardiomayopathy and he is very short ,he is only 98 cm tall , when I make for him the blood test for his growth hormon it's shown that the growth hormon is a little bit low . So could he take injection for growth hormon .
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   Hi doctor .
Doctor :   does he has any other symptoms ?
User :   Did you get my question.?
User :   Yes , he vitamin d is low
Doctor :   yes i have read your question
User :   He take an injection today only
Doctor :   was it prescribed by the physician ?
User :   Injection for vitamin D
User :   Yes ,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   now your main concern is about the growth ?
User :   Yes , he always wonder why he is short .?
Doctor :   well at this stage he can be given growth hormone injection as the tests have shown low levels
User :   He is very short
User :   If he take growth hormon injection there is no side effect for his heart ?
Doctor :   but since the underlying condition of hypertrophic cardiomegaly . your child have to be first evaluated
Doctor :   its considered safe
Doctor :   but in a heart condition an expert opinion is required
User :   Can I give him growth hormon injection as test for about few month ?
Doctor :   not under medical supervision
User :   And check if there is any Chang in his heart muscle thiknes ?
Doctor :   not WITHOUT
Doctor :   yes you can do it and take a talk with the physician and maybe start with low doses
Doctor :   the befits are always there
User :   Ok doctor what do. You advice me to do ?
Doctor :   i will guide you that yes growth hormone treatment is very successful and with minimal side effects in children with low levels of hormones
Doctor :   BUT sine in your child case there being a underline heart condition, a expert opinion is must to see all the pros and cons
Doctor :   and no self medication should be done
User :   Sure , so I will consult his cardiology doctor in my country
Doctor :   yes that will be the right thing to do
User :   I am sorry but I was so confused when I see my son is suffering form his short
Doctor :   i can understand your concern
Doctor :   dont worry the medical science has taken a lot of positive steps in these condition
User :   There is no side effect for the growth hormon on the kids
Doctor :   the effects are minimal
Doctor :   as control dose is given
Doctor :   no long term problems
Doctor :   especially when the levels are low
User :   Thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :   your most welcome
User :   I feel beter now
Doctor :   i wish for a speedy recovery for your son
Doctor :   stay positive
Doctor :   take care
User :   You too , bye
Doctor :   bye
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