Can a doctor prescribe HGH to a growing teen?

How’s it going, I’m 15 and am 5’6. I have heard of many cases where teens have been given HGH to increase height, I know that the only way for you to obtain HGH is through prescription. So my question is will my doctor ever give me HGH? Even if I ask for it? I would like to be 5’9, but I believe my chances of getting there on my own are slim, at best. Thank you for your time.

No. Doctors only treat with growth hormone in cases where the individual is below a specific threshold of height that would be limiting to their function in life. IE: Generally under 4’11.

Exogenous HGH can suppress your own endogenous (what your body makes) production of this hormone and have serious side effects and ultimate negative effects. Further HGH does not just cause increased ‘bone/height’ growth it causes everything to be encouraged to grow,.. including organs (ie: The heart).

At 5’6" you are at a ‘normal’ height, and being 15 you still have a fair chance of growing more naturally.

You can find a doctor to look to see if your growth plates have fused to see if you are , indeed, done growing or not.

Good luck,

3 Responses to “Can a doctor prescribe HGH to a growing teen?”

  1. Daniel says:

    Wanting to be taller isnt exactly something an average doctor would treat. That is not a disorder that requires it, in fact it is not a disorder at all. HGH might just be harmful for you so they wouldnt prescribe it. You would have to find a crooked doctor (Mexico). Im not sure that the growth hormones would actually make you taller, probably just wider. Your height is genetics…cant change that, sorry.
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  2. Jared says:

    No. Doctors only treat with growth hormone in cases where the individual is below a specific threshold of height that would be limiting to their function in life. IE: Generally under 4’11.

    Exogenous HGH can suppress your own endogenous (what your body makes) production of this hormone and have serious side effects and ultimate negative effects. Further HGH does not just cause increased ‘bone/height’ growth it causes everything to be encouraged to grow,.. including organs (ie: The heart).

    At 5’6" you are at a ‘normal’ height, and being 15 you still have a fair chance of growing more naturally.

    You can find a doctor to look to see if your growth plates have fused to see if you are , indeed, done growing or not.

    Good luck,
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  3. sunnny says:

    You haven’t stopped growing yet, wait until your mid 20′s. HGH is very dangerous and anything illegal is expensive and contaminated and deadly. it doesn’t just affect height, that junk gets into your DNA and can cause cancers and other dangerous latent illness and brain function. Be thankful you are healthy and alive and well. Be thankful.

    There are women who like you just the way you are, and there are women who don’t want men who are so tall, either. We all want things we can’t change or afford. You have your health and whole life ahead of you, be glad for what you have been given already.
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