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Unexplained Weight Gain in Children

While it is very rare, a sudden unexplained increase in height can be a sign of having too much growth hormone, a condition called acromegaly. You should call your doctor for an appointment in the next week or so to discuss this possibility.

However, this is very rare. Growth spurts can be normal, especially during puberty, so we recommend that you continue this decision guide to look at other possibilities.

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