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Content updated on Sep 14, 2022

What is familial short stature?

A genetic cause of short height. It occurs when a child inherits genes for short height, from one or both of his parents.

Symptoms of familial short stature

  • Shorter than other children of similar age

Questions your doctor may ask to check for familial short stature

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose familial short stature

  • Are (or were) you shorter than other children around your age?

Treatment for familial short stature

This may require a doctor to examine and confirm the diagnosis. There is no specific or proven treatment for this condition. Managing a child's expectations and emotional well-being is important, as they may be victims of bullying or discrimination from peers.

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  • Short in stature

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