Symptom: Short stature
Short stature: Smallness or shortness of stature.
Introduction: Although a small body size can simply be within the normal ranges, it may also indicate various possible medical conditions. Conditions that retard growth during childhood may be genetic, metabolic, or simple environmental issues such as reduced food availability. Any body change or abnormality needs prompt professional medical advice for medical investigation and diagnosis.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Short stature:
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Short stature type of: Body symptoms (150), Growth symptoms (57), Poor growth (51)
Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions
Possible causes of symptom: Short stature: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Short stature as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Normal genetic variation
- Low birth weight (see Pregnancy symptoms)
- Down syndrome
- Turner syndrome
- Growth retardation (see Poor growth)
- Chronic diseases
- Kidney disease
- Heart disease
- Congenital heart disease
- Growth hormone deficiency
- Familial obesity syndrome - usually short and round
- Prader-Willi syndrome
- Laurence-Moon-Biedl syndrome
Conditions listing symptoms: Short stature: The following list of conditions have 'Short stature' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Conditions listing complications: Short stature: The following list of conditions have 'Short stature' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Last revised: July 10, 2004
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