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Old August 24th, 2007, 04:54 PM  
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Default Re: hey new member

Height is genetic, it's determined by the genes you get from your folks. So, if you have large parents, it's a safe bet that you'll be big, too. (And vice versa.). The only thing that changes genetics is stuff like severe illness/disease, malnutrition, and other really wonky stuff.

A pediatrician is a doctor (one who specializes in children). So, it sounds like 2 doctors you saw gave you conflicting advice. Unless they X Rayed your hand (to see of the little bones there were closed or not, that's how they really determine how much more growth to expect), then frankly I'd believe the doctor that told me what made the most sense, which in your case, was the one who predicted you'd be taller.

Oh, and welcome to VT!
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