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Growth Hormone Deficiency FAQs (cont.)

What are the symptoms of growth hormone deficiency?

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The most common sign of growth hormone deficiency in children is the slowing of growth to less than two inches per year. A child with growth hormone deficiency may also have the following symptoms:

  • Short height for child's age
  • Increased fat around the waist and in the face
  • Feeling upset about his or her height
  • The child may look younger than other children his or her age
  • Delayed onset of puberty
  • Delayed tooth development

Adults with growth hormone deficiency may have the following symptoms:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2014

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