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What causes height loss?

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Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju

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Posted on Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My 22 year old son has been 6 foot 1 inch since he was 19 this week he lost two incheshe lost the 2 inches from his legs how could that be I am concerned and he is so upset. Can he get those two inches back
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyalaxmi Nalaparaju 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Measurement error...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The measurement could be false.

I have never heard / read or seen such incidents of height loss unless post fracture or vertebra collapse. Since you did not report any such events in the history, I feel there was a measuring error. I suggest you to retest with the same measuring instrument that was used earlier.

I hope you are measuring it right.

If you have any questions, I will be happy to help you

Thank you

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