Should Short Boys Take Growth Hormone?

If they're healthy, probably not, experts say

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"It's always reasonable to say, 'Let's just watch this,'" Allen said. At first, the gap might worsen if a short child's peers hit puberty earlier and their growth takes off, he noted. But once a "late bloomer" starts puberty himself, his growth will accelerate, too.

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Learn more about growth disorders from the Endocrine Society.

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